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 for Rotation in office
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rotation \Ro*ta"tion\, n. [L. rotatio: cf. F. rotation.]
     1. The act of turning, as a wheel or a solid body on its
        axis, as distinguished from the progressive motion of a
        revolving round another body or a distant point; thus, the
        daily turning of the earth on its axis is a rotation; its
        annual motion round the sun is a revolution.
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     2. Any return or succesion in a series.
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     Moment of rotation. See Moment of inertia, under
     Rotation in office, the practice of changing public
        officers at frequent intervals by discharges and
     Rotation of crops, the practices of cultivating an orderly
        succession of different crops on the same land.
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