from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not rotating or involving rotation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not rotating or not pertaining to rotation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not rotatory; passing from one point to another by a movement other than rotation; -- said of the movement of parts of a liquid or yielding mass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not rotational; devoid of rotation.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Conservative vector field page to include material on "irrotational" and "solenoidal" fields.
An older name for a conservative field is '' irrotational ''.
An older name for such a field is '' irrotational ''.
But lastly, since the hydro-kinetic model gas with perforated solids and fluid circulations through them fails because of the impacts between the solids, let us annul the solids and leave the liquid performing irrotational circulation round vacancy,  in the place of the solid cores which we have hitherto supposed; or let us annul the rigidity of the solid cores of the rings, and give them molecular rotation according to
This action originates a motion of the liquid relatively to the solid, of a kind to which I have given the name of "irrotational circulation," which remains absolutely constant however the solid be moved through the liquid.
Now, imagine the whole liquid to be inclosed in an infinitely large, rigid, containing vessel, and in the liquid, at an infinite distance from any part of the containing vessel, let two perforated solids, with irrotational circulation through each, be placed at rest near one another.
I can't do anything. irrotational to a redirect immediately, and will consider your other suggestions on
Therefore I have created redirects for irrotational and solenoidal fields.