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revolving

[ ri-vol-ving ]
/ rɪˈvɒl vɪŋ /
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adjective
that revolves: a revolving table top.
Machinery. noting or pertaining to a radial engine whose cylinders revolve around a stationary crankshaft, as the engine of a helicopter.
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Origin of revolving

First recorded in 1690–1700; revolve + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM revolving

re·volv·ing·ly, adverbnon·re·volv·ing, adjectiveun·re·volv·ing, adjective
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How to use revolving in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for revolving

revolving
/ (rɪˈvɒlvɪŋ) /

adjective
moving around a central axisrevolving door
(of a fund) constantly added to from income from its investments to offset outgoing payments
(of a letter of credit, load, etc) available to be repeatedly drawn on by the beneficiary provided that a specified amount is never exceeded

Derived forms of revolving

revolvingly, adverb
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