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ro·ta·tion / rōˈtāshən/ • n. the action of rotating around an axis or center: the moon moves in the same direction as the earth's rotation. ∎  (also crop ro·ta·tion) the action or system of rotating crops. ∎  Forestry the cycle of planting, felling, and replanting. ∎  the passing of a privilege or responsibility from one member of a group to another in a regularly recurring succession: it has become common for senior academics to act as heads of department in rotation. ∎  a tour of duty, esp. by a medical practitioner in training: she was completing a rotation in trauma surgery. ∎  Math. the conceptual operation of turning a system around an axis. ∎  Math. another term for curl (sense 2). DERIVATIVES: ro·ta·tion·al / -shənl/ adj. ro·ta·tion·al·ly / -shənl-ē/ adv.

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rotation

rotation Turning of a body about its axis. In the Solar System, the Sun and all the planets, with the exception of Uranus and Venus, rotate from w to e.

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