English noun: rotation
|1.||rotation (act) the act of rotating as if on an axis|
|Samples||The rotation of the dancer kept time with the music.|
|Broader (hypernym)||motility, motion, move, movement|
|Narrower (hyponym)||circumvolution, feather, feathering, gyration, pivot, pronation, spin, spiral, supination, turn, turnout, twirl, twist, twist, twist, twisting, whirl, whirling, wind, winding|
|2.||rotation (mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin|
|Domain category||math, mathematics, maths|
|3.||rotation (event) a single complete turn (axial or orbital)|
|Samples||The plane made three rotations before it crashed.|
The revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year.
|Broader (hypernym)||turn, turning|
|Narrower (hyponym)||axial motion, axial rotation, clockwise rotation, counterclockwise rotation, dextrorotation, levorotation, orbital motion, orbital rotation, roll, spin|
|4.||rotation (attribute) a planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.)|
|Samples||Crop rotation makes a balanced demand on the fertility of the soil.|
The manager had only four starting pitchers in his rotation.
|Broader (hypernym)||chronological sequence, chronological succession, sequence, succession, successiveness|