Part of speech: noun

The act of rotating; rotary inotion.

Part of speech: noun

Change by alternation, as of crops.

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Usage examples "rotation":

  1. It may seem like splitting a hair between its north and northwest corner, but some psychologists argue that no brain can think two distinct thoughts, absolutely simultaneously- that what seems to be simultaneous is really very rapid rotation from the first thought to the second and back again, just as in the above- cited experiment the attention must shift from one hand to the other until one or the other movement becomes partly or wholly automatic. - "The Art of Public Speaking", Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein.
  2. Willoughby, whose good offices were unabated by the services he performed to each in rotation, ushered her into the Blue Room, hearing her say, as she stood at the entrance: " Is the man coming to spend a day with me with a face like that?" - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. If the loops are properly placed, the final twisting should make one complete rotation of the string in a distance of one or two inches. - "Hunting with the Bow and Arrow", Saxton Pope.