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Circumduction vs. Rotation

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Circumductionnoun

The circular (or, more precisely, conical) movement of a body part, such as a ball-and-socket joint or the eye. It consists of a combination of flexion, extension, adduction, and abduction.

‘Windmilling the arms and rotating the hand from the wrist are examples of circumduction.’;

Rotationnoun

The act of turning around a centre or an axis.

‘The earth's rotation about its axis is responsible for its being slightly oblate rather than a sphere.’;

Circumductionnoun

(legal) The act of circumducing.

Rotationnoun

A single complete cycle around a centre or an axis.

‘Earth's moon completes a rotation every twenty-seven days or so.’;

Circumductionnoun

A leading about; circumlocution.

Rotationnoun

A regular variation in a sequence, such as to even-out wear, or people taking turns in a task; a duty roster.

‘Applying crop rotation to a field avoids depleting soil nutrients the way repeated use of a single crop might do.’; ‘In rotation, each member of the group would be responsible for the beacon fire.’; ‘The medical resident finished a two-week rotation in pediatrics and began one in orthopaedics.’;

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Circumductionnoun

An annulling; cancellation.

Rotationnoun

An operation on a metric space that is a continuous isometry and fixes at least one point.

‘The function mapping (x,y) to (−y,x) is a rotation.’;

Circumductionnoun

The rotation of a limb round an imaginary axis, so as to describe a conical surface.

Rotationnoun

(baseball) The set of starting pitchers of a team.

Circumductionnoun

a circular movement of a limb or eye

Rotationnoun

(aviation) The step during takeoff when the pilot commands the vehicle to lift the nose wheel off the ground during the takeoff roll. (see also: V2)

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Rotationnoun

Repeated play on a radio station, etc.

‘The new single enjoyed heavy rotation on MTV.’;

Rotationnoun

The act of turning, as a wheel or a solid body on its axis, as distinguished from the progressive motion of a revolving round another body or a distant point; thus, the daily turning of the earth on its axis is a rotation; its annual motion round the sun is a revolution.

Rotationnoun

Any return or succesion in a series.

Rotationadjective

Pertaining to, or resulting from, rotation; of the nature of, or characterized by, rotation; as, rotational velocity.

Rotationnoun

the act of rotating as if on an axis;

‘the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music’;

Rotationnoun

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

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Rotationnoun

a single complete turn (axial or orbital);

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

Rotationnoun

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

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

Rotation

A rotation is a circular movement of an object around a center (or point) of rotation. The geometric plane along which the rotation occurs is called the rotation plane, and the imaginary line extending from the center and perpendicular to the rotation plane is called the rotation axis ( AK-seez).

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