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revolving

[ri-vol-ving] /rɪˈvɒl vɪŋ/
adjective
1.
that revolves:
a revolving table top.
2.
Machinery. noting or pertaining to a radial engine whose cylinders revolve around a stationary crankshaft, as the engine of a helicopter.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; revolve + -ing2
Related forms
revolvingly, adverb
nonrevolving, adjective
unrevolving, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un revolving

revolving

/rɪˈvɒlvɪŋ/
adjective
1.
moving around a central axis: revolving door
2.
(of a fund) constantly added to from income from its investments to offset outgoing payments
3.
(of a letter of credit, load, etc) available to be repeatedly drawn on by the beneficiary provided that a specified amount is never exceeded
Derived Forms
revolvingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un revolving

revolving

adj.

1690s, present participle adjective from revolve (v.). Revolving door attested from 1856 in industrial processes, 1896 in buildings.

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