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"rotation" in British English

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rotationnoun

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)

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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
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   /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)
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