- the movement or path of the earth or a heavenly body turning on its axis.
- one complete turn of such a body.
Origin of rotation
OTHER WORDS FROM rotationro·ta·tion·al, adjectivenon·ro·ta·tion, nounnon·ro·ta·tion·al, adjectiveun·ro·ta·tion·al, adjective
Words nearby rotation
How to use rotation in a sentence
The design offers independent screen rotation and positioning, and each can tilt back up to 70 degrees or forward by 5 degrees.The best monitor arms for desk-mounting your display|PopSci Commerce Team|August 26, 2020|Popular-Science
Huddles typically last a few hours, during which the penguins may cycle through multiple rotations from the huddle’s cold exterior to its warm interior.
They give the Nationals what projects to be one of the top rotations in the NL.The Dodgers Lead Our National League Predictions, But Don’t Count Out The Nats Or … Reds?|Travis Sawchik|July 22, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
ROMY could also detect a change in Earth’s spin rate so small that it would add up to only a four-second difference in the length of a day, over a single rotation.A giant underground motion sensor in Germany tracks Earth’s wobbles|Maria Temming|July 17, 2020|Science News
That offseason, the Dodgers signed Zack Greinke to join Kershaw, pairing Cy Young winners at the top of the rotation.The Dodgers’ Legacy May Depend On This Short Season|Robert O'Connell|July 13, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Following one week of “R&R,” the team will spend one more six-week rotation in the ETU before entering a three-week isolation.
"Palmer always keeps his word," beamed Weaver, putting the right hander back in the rotation.
Others who will join the rotation include Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Stacy Keach, and Carol Burnett.Fall Broadway Preview: 'This Is Our Youth,' Bradley Cooper as ‘The Elephant Man,' and More|Janice Kaplan|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I heard no recent jazz releases, or any of the tracks currently in heavy rotation on the few remaining jazz radio stations.Jazz (The Music of Coffee and Donuts) Has Respect, But It Needs Love|Ted Gioia|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, that relates to the other rotation of the spin herethat she was difficult and demanding.The Hypocrisy Behind The New York Times’s Abrupt Decapitation of Jill Abramson|Robert Shrum|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The special application of these facts must be reserved till we come to treat of the rotation of crops.
The remarkable difference in the proportion of these elements has been supposed to afford an explanation of rotation.
Such an atom would by the rotation of the sphere accomplish no motion except, indeed, that it might turn round on its own centre.
This evidence does not require us to abandon the supposition that the tides tend to diminish the earth's rate of rotation.
In mammals the head rotates more easily, but valuable time is lost in the rotation of the whole body.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
British Dictionary definitions for rotation
- a circular motion of a configuration about a given point or line, without a change in shape
- a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin
- another name for curl (def. 11) Abbreviation (for sense 4c): rot
- the spinning motion of a body, such as a planet, about an internal axisCompare revolution (def. 5a)
- one complete turn in such motion