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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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