Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as rotate.
- adj. Describing something that has under gone rotation about an axis.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of rotate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Turned round, as a wheel; also, wheel-shaped; rotate.
- adj. turned in a circle around an axis
“See an interactive map of Liverpool's newest destinations Key to the city's rebirth is the exploitation of this year's Capital of Culture billing, an annual European Union title rotated around member countries.”
“I imagine a mark on the tubing the water will reach .... and it's rotated from a central point to various points on the walls.”
“The rotating coin is actually head down when it’s in the 12 o’ clock position (rotated from the 9′ o clock position.”
“It flew round the earth in the same time that the earth rotated, that is to say, the month and the day were of equal length.”
“Team Spain proposed a rotator for its Solar Decathon entry this year. (well, actually only the roof rotated, which isn't quite so much fun) Spain's Amazing Solar Powered House Rotates Roof to Catch Maximum Rays”
“By layering basic garments with up-to-the-minute accent pieces -- the colorful drippy scarf, the statement necklace, the vintage coin belt, the gumball sized agate earrings -- fashion folk can effectively camouflage the fact that the same few garments are being "rotated" week after week.”
“Germany is considering boosting troop numbers by 1,000 to about 4,500, but Mr Ischinger ruled out moving them from the more peaceful north emphasis added--so probably no need for Canadian troops "rotated" out of Kandahar, as Denis "The Thug" sort of seems to want.”
“The SANDF's contingent in the DRC is "rotated" every six months.”
“Early warning signs and risk areas for corruption - such as licensing, drugs and organised crime - had been identified, and personnel dealing with such matters could be "rotated".”
“Veterans like General Armstrong and even the gifted Hawthorne, were "rotated" without mercy from the offices which they held.”
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