- rotating or pertaining to rotation.
- producing rotation.
- happening in regular succession.
Origin of rotative
Related Words for rotativewhirling, rotary, gyral, gyratory, rotational, rotative, rotatory, vortical, vorticose
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Historical Examples of rotative
If it is a rotative engine, with a winding barrel, it will cost 270l.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)
I do not say, "The tables turn because my fluid is rotative."Mysterious Psychic Forces
Rotative pumping engines of large size have a plunger speed of 90 ft. per minute.
Watt had perfected, with the aid of Murdoch, both the pumping-engine and the rotative steam-engine for application to mills.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine
Robert H. Thurston
The rotative speeds of turbines, operating under any given head, should thus increase as their capacities and diameters decrease.Electric Transmission of Water Power
Alton D. Adams