- 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
How to use rotation in a sentence
Wigner showed that, deep down, “spin is just a label that particles have because the world has rotations,” said Nima Arkani-Hamed, a particle physicist at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.
The risk-on rotation is in full swing as vaccine optimism continues to buoy global markets.The great rotation into value stocks continues, lifting global markets|Bernhard Warner|November 11, 2020|Fortune
Then there’s the pitching staff, with familiar questions about filling out the rotation.What’s missing from the Nationals’ roster? Here’s an early look.|Jesse Dougherty|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
The rotation at quarterback marks a significant departure for Mendenhall during his time at Virginia.Virginia’s three-quarterback experiment will continue against No. 15 North Carolina|Gene Wang|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
This wasn’t like baseball, they said, where a new pitcher could be plugged into the starting rotation or a new hitter could be written into the lineup and simply do his thing.Coronavirus protocols are impacting the NFL trade deadline — and making for earlier deals|Mark Maske|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
The ortho molecules rotate with odd rotational quantum numbers, while the para molecules rotate with even quantum numbers.Unwise Child|Gordon Randall Garrett
The total, however, of the rotational moment of momentum of the system barely reaches two per cent.Time and Tide|Robert S. (Robert Stawell) Ball
How can one who is ignorant of the existence and characteristics of rotational inertia understand a galvanometer?
By this time the student should have found himself sufficiently prepared to take up problems of rotational motion.
Searching problems and discussion are instigated at once, and the notion of rotational equilibrium and force moments brought in.
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