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Meaning of “rotation” in the English Dictionary

"rotation" in British English

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rotationnoun

uk   /rəʊˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /roʊ-/
[U] movement in a ​circle around a ​fixedpoint: the ​speed of rotation [C] a ​completecircularmovement around a ​fixedpoint: The ​earthcompletes 366 rotations aboutitsaxis in every ​leapyear. [C or U] the ​act by ​farmers of ​regularlychanging which ​crops they ​grow in a ​field: crop rotation [U] the ​act of different ​people doing the same ​job at different ​times: the rotation of ​keypositions such as that of ​chairman
(Definition of rotation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rotation" in American English

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rotationnoun [C/U]

 us   /roʊˈteɪ·ʃən/
  • rotation noun [C/U] (TURNING)

the ​act of ​turning around a ​fixedpoint: [C] Two rotations of the ​dialopens the ​lock.
  • rotation noun [C/U] (TAKING TURNS)

the ​act of things ​happening in ​turns, or ​happening in a ​particularorder: crop rotation
rotational
adjective [not gradable]  /roʊˈteɪ·ʃə·nəl/
(Definition of rotation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rotation" in Business English

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rotationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /rəʊˈteɪʃən/
WORKPLACE, HR the ​process of ​regularlychanging the ​person who does a particular ​job, so that it is done at different ​times by different ​people: in rotation They all ​work the night ​shift in rotation. Italy has ​rules on the ​mandatory rotation of ​auditingfirms at ​regular intervals.
STOCK MARKET →  sector rotation
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(Definition of rotation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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