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English definition of “rotation”

rotation

noun [C/U]  /roʊˈteɪ·ʃən/ us  

rotation noun [C/U] (TURNING)

the act of turning around a fixed point: [C] Two rotations of the dial opens the lock.

rotation noun [C/U] (TAKING TURNS)

the act of things happening in turns, or happening in a particular order: crop rotation
rotational
adjective [not gradable]  /roʊˈteɪ·ʃə·nəl/
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