Meaning of “rotation” in the English Dictionary

"rotation" in English

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uk /rəʊˈteɪ.ʃən/ us /roʊˈteɪ.ʃən/

[ U ] movement in a circle around a fixed point:

the speed of rotation

[ C ] a complete circular movement around a fixed point:

The earth completes 366 rotations about its axis in every leap year.

[ C or U ] the act by farmers of regularly changing 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 key positions 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 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
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 /rəʊˈteɪʃən/ us

WORKPLACE, HR the process of regularly changing 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 auditing firms at regular intervals.

STOCK MARKET →  sector rotation

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(Definition of “rotation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)