Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rotation

4 senses of rotation

Sense 1
rotation, rotary motion -- (the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music")
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

Sense 2
rotation -- ((mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin)
       => transformation -- ((mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system)

Sense 3
rotation, revolution, gyration -- (a single complete turn (axial or orbital); "the plane made three rotations before it crashed"; "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year")
       => turning, turn -- (a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind")

Sense 4
rotation -- (a planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.); "crop rotation makes a balanced demand on the fertility of the soil"; "the manager had only four starting pitchers in his rotation")
       => sequence, chronological sequence, succession, successiveness, chronological succession -- (a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor saw a sequence of patients")

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