rotary motion

Definitions of rotary motion
  1. noun
    the act of rotating as if on an axis
    synonyms: rotation
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    circumvolution
    the act of turning or winding or folding around a central axis
    feather, feathering
    turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls
    gyration, whirling
    the act of rotating in a circle or spiral
    pivot
    the act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot
    pronation
    rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face downward
    spin, twirl, twist, twisting, whirl
    the act of rotating rapidly
    spiral
    flying downward in a helical path with a large radius
    supination
    rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face upward
    turn, twist
    turning or twisting around (in place)
    twist, wind, winding
    the act of winding or twisting
    turnout
    (ballet) the outward rotation of a dancer's leg from the hip
    twiddle
    a series of small (usually idle) twists or turns
    pirouette
    (ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet)
    birling, logrolling
    rotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)
    type of:
    motility, motion, move, movement
    a change of position that does not entail a change of location
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