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noun rotation pronunciation in American English /roʊˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] movement in a circle around a fixed central point
    an increase in the speed of rotation
    1. a.
      [countable] a single movement in a circle around a central point
      a speed of 5,200 rotations per minute
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of replacing one thing with another from the same group in a fixed order
    We use a system of job rotation to keep staff stimulated.
    in rotation: The position of chairperson will be held by each committee member in rotation.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] crop rotation

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