Synonyms for (noun) rotation

Synonyms: rotary motion, rotation

Definition: the act of rotating as if on an axis

Usage: the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement

Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility


Synonyms: rotation

Definition: a planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.)

Usage: crop rotation makes a balanced demand on the fertility of the soil; the manager had only four starting pitchers in his rotation

Similar words: succession, successiveness, chronological sequence, chronological succession, sequence

Definition: a following of one thing after another in time

Usage: the doctor saw a sequence of patients


Synonyms: rotation, revolution, gyration

Definition: a single complete turn (axial or orbital)

Usage: the plane made three rotations before it crashed; the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year

Similar words: turn, turning

Definition: a movement in a new direction

Usage: the turning of the wind


Synonyms: rotation

Definition: (mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin

Similar words: transformation

Definition: (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system