312. Rotation.

312. [Motion in a continued circle.] Rotation.NOUN. rotation, revolution, spinning, gyration, turning about an axis, turning around an axis, circulation, roll; circumrotation, circumvolution, circumgyration; volutation, circination, turbination, pirouette, convolution.

verticity, whir, whirl, eddy, vortex, whirlpool, gurge; countercurrent; Maelström, Charybdis; Ixion.

[rotating air] cyclone; tornado, whirlwind; dust devil.

[rotation of an automobile] spin-out.

axis, axis of rotation, swivel, pivot, pivot point; axle, spindle, pin, hinge, pole, arbor, bobbin, mandrel; axle shaft; gymbal; hub, hub of rotation.

[rotation and translation together] helix, helical motion.

[measure of rotation] angular momentum, angular velocity; revolutions per minute, RPM.

[result of rotation] centrifugal force; surge; vertigo, dizzy round; coriolus force.

[things that go around] carousel, merry-go-round; Ferris wheel; top, dreidel, teetotum; gyroscope; turntable, lazy suzan; screw, whirligig, rolling stone, water wheel, windmill; wheel, pulley wheel, roulette wheel, potter’s wheel, pinwheel, gear; roller; flywheel; jack; caster; centrifuge, ultracentrifuge, bench centrifuge, refrigerated centrifuge, gas centrifuge, microfuge; drill, augur, oil rig; wagon wheel, wheel, tire, tyre [Brit][Brit].

[Science of rotary motion] Trochilics.

[person who rotates] whirling dervish.

VERB. rotate; roll along; revolve, spin; turn round; circumvolve; circulate; gyre, gyrate, wheel, whirl, pirouette; twirl, trundle, troll, bowl.

roll up, furl; wallow, welter; box the compass; spin like a top, spin like a teetotum.

[of an automobile] spin out.

ADJ. rotating &c. v.; rotary, rotary; circumrotatory, trochilic, vertiginous, gyratory; vortical, vorticose.

ADV. head over heels, round and round, like a horse in a mill.


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