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English definition of “rotary”

rotary

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈroʊ·t̬ə·ri/ us  
turning in a circle around a fixed point, or having one or more parts that turns in this way: a rotary motor/mower

rotary

noun [C]  /ˈroʊ·t̬ə·ri/ us  
(Definition of rotary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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