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English adjective: rotary

1. rotary relating to or characterized by rotation


SamplesRotary dial.

2. rotary describing a circle; moving in a circle


SamplesThe circular motion of the wheel.


Synonymscircular, orbitual


Similarcyclic, cyclical


Antonymsnoncyclic, noncyclical


English noun: rotary

1. rotary (artifact) a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island


SamplesThe accident blocked all traffic at the rotary.


Synonymscircle, roundabout, traffic circle


Broader (hypernym)junction


Part meronymroad, route

2. rotary (artifact) electrical converter consisting of a synchronous machine that converts alternating to direct current or vice versa


Synonymsrotary converter, synchronous converter


Broader (hypernym)electrical converter









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