rotatable

rotate

1 [roh-teyt or, esp. British, roh-teyt]
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:
1800–10; < Latin rotātus (past participle of rotāre to cause to spin, roll, move in a circle), equivalent to rot(a) wheel + -ātus -ate1

rotatable, adjective
rotatably, adverb
nonrotatable, adjective
nonrotating, adjective
unrotated, adjective
unrotating, adjective


1. wheel, whirl. See turn.
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rotate
 
vb
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
 
adj
5.  botany designating a corolla the united petals of which radiate from a central point like the spokes of a wheel
 
ro'tatable
 
adj

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