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[roh-teyt or, esp. British, roh-teyt] /ˈroʊ teɪt or, esp. British, roʊˈteɪt/
verb (used with object), rotated, rotating.
1.
to cause to turn around an axis or center point; revolve.
2.
to cause to go through a cycle of changes; cause to pass or follow in a fixed routine of succession:
to rotate farm crops.
3.
to replace (a person, troops, etc.) by another or others, usually according to a schedule or plan.
verb (used without object), rotated, rotating.
4.
to turn around on or as if on an axis.
5.
to proceed in a fixed routine of succession:
The sentries rotated in keeping watch.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < Latin rotātus (past participle of rotāre to cause to spin, roll, move in a circle), equivalent to rot(a) wheel + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
rotatable, adjective
rotatably, adverb
nonrotatable, adjective
nonrotating, adjective
unrotated, adjective
unrotating, adjective
Synonyms
1. wheel, whirl. See turn.
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Examples from the web for rotated
  • A dome is a threedimensional application of the arch, rotated about the center axis.
  • In order to cut facets around a stone, the quill must be rotated around its long axis.
  • Grinding wheels are cylinders that are rotated at high speed.
British Dictionary definitions for rotated

rotate

verb (rəʊˈteɪt)
1.
to turn or cause to turn around an axis, line, or point; revolve or spin
2.
to follow or cause to follow a set order or sequence
3.
(of a position, presidency, etc) to pass in turn from one eligible party to each of the other eligible parties
4.
(of staff) to replace or be replaced in turn
adjective (ˈrəʊteɪt)
5.
(botany) designating a corolla the united petals of which radiate from a central point like the spokes of a wheel
Derived Forms
rotatable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for rotated

rotate

v.

1794, intransitive, back-formation from rotation. Transitive sense from 1823. Related: Rotated; rotating. Rotator "muscle which allows a part to be moved circularly" is recorded from 1670s.

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