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 for rotation
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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Any return or succesion in a series.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Moment of rotation. See Moment of inertia, under
        Moment.
  
     Rotation in office, the practice of changing public
        officers at frequent intervals by discharges and
        substitutions.
  
     Rotation of crops, the practices of cultivating an orderly
        succession of different crops on the same land.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rotation \Ro*ta"tion\, a.
     Pertaining to, or resulting from, rotation; of the nature of,
     or characterized by, rotation; as, rotational velocity.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rotation
      n 1: the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the
           dancer kept time with the music" [syn: rotation, rotary
           motion]
      2: (mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes
         are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin
      3: a single complete turn (axial or orbital); "the plane made
         three rotations before it crashed"; "the revolution of the
         earth about the sun takes one year" [syn: rotation,
         revolution, gyration]
      4: a planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.);
         "crop rotation makes a balanced demand on the fertility of
         the soil"; "the manager had only four starting pitchers in
         his rotation"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "rotation":
     Indian file, array, arsis, articulation, bank, beat,
     booster rocket, bout, buzz, catapult, catena, catenation, chain,
     chain reaction, chaining, circle, circuit, circulation,
     circumvolution, coming after, concatenation, connection,
     consecution, consecutiveness, continuation, continuity, continuum,
     course, cycle, descent, diastole, downbeat, drone, endless belt,
     endless round, extension, file, filiation, following, gamut,
     gradation, ground loop, gyration, gyre, hopoff, hum, line, lineage,
     logical sequence, monotone, nexus, order, order of succession,
     pendulum, periodicity, plenum, posteriority, postposition,
     powder train, procession, progression, prolongation, pulse, queue,
     range, rank, recurrence, reticulation, revolution, round, routine,
     row, run, scale, sequence, series, single file, spectrum, spell,
     string, subjunction, succession, successiveness, suffixation,
     swath, systole, takeoff, thesis, thread, tier, train, turn, upbeat,
     wheel, whirl, windrow
  
  

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