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rotation
American English: /roʊˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /rə(ʊ)ˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of rotation in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 uncountable or countable (turning)
    Example sentences
    • With the motion and rotation of Earth, the coordinates dance all around in a strange mess that is extremely difficult to untangle.
    • The earth moves around the sun in an orbit that is nearly a circle, and the axis of rotation of the earth maintains an effectively fixed direction.
    • Its chambers and tunnel will allow visitors to perceive the earth's rotation and its changing alignments with the stars.
  • 2 uncountable (alternation) the rotation of crops
    la rotación de cultivos
    rotation in office
    rotación en el cargo
    we deal with the calls in strict rotation
    atendemos las llamadas por estricto orden de llegada
    Example sentences
    • Gurkha battalions have been stationed there in rotation for the past twenty-five years.
    • Their substantial independence threatened republican tradition with its corporate government and brief periods of high office for individuals in rotation.
    • There are occasions where there are two Bards sharing the telling in rotation, enabling an even more embellished tale to be told.

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