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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rotation  \Ro*ta"tion\,  n.  [L.  rotatio:  cf  F.  rotation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  turning,  as  a  wheel  or  a  solid  body  on  its 
  axis,  as  distinguished  from  the  progressive  motion  of  a 
  revolving  round  another  body  or  a  distant  point;  thus  the 
  daily  turning  of  the  earth  on  its  axis  is  a  rotation;  its 
  annual  motion  round  the  sun  is  a  revolution. 
  2.  Any  return  or  succesion  in  a  series. 
  {Moment  of  rotation}.  See  {Moment  of  inertia},  under 
  {Rotation  in  office},  the  practice  of  changing  public 
  officers  at  frequent  intervals  by  discharges  and 
  {Rotation  of  crops},  the  practices  of  cultivating  an  orderly 
  succession  of  different  crops  on  the  same  land. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rotation  \Ro*ta"tion\,  a. 
  Pertaining  to  or  resulting  from  rotation;  of  the  nature  of 
  or  characterized  by  rotation;  as  rotational  velocity. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  rotating  as  if  on  an  axis;  "the  rotation  of  the 
  top  kept  time  with  the  music" 
  2:  a  complete  turn;  "the  plane  made  three  rotations  before  it 
  crashed"  [syn:  {revolution},  {gyration},  {roll}] 

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