gyration vs rotation what difference

what is difference between gyration and rotation

English

Etymology

gyrate +‎ -ion

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʒaɪˈɹeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

gyration (plural gyrations)

  1. The act of turning or whirling, especially around a fixed center; a circular or spiral motion; rotation about an axis.
    • 1881, Symon’s monthly meteorological magazine (page 59)
      If you question a seaman on the subject, whether mere coaster or circumnavigator, he will tell you that in a snow-storm, because of its constant eddyings and gyrations, frequent trimming of sails is more necessary than in any other gale []
  2. One of the whorls of a spiral univalve shell.
  3. Appropriate arrangement of convolutions of gyri in the cerebral cortex.

Related terms

Anagrams

  • organity


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin rotationem, accusative of rotatio.
Morphologically rotate +‎ -ion

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɹoʊˈteɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

rotation (countable and uncountable, plural rotations)

  1. (chiefly uncountable) The act of turning around a centre or an axis.
    The earth’s rotation about its axis is responsible for its being slightly oblate rather than a sphere.
  2. A single complete cycle around a centre or an axis.
    Earth’s moon completes a rotation every twenty-seven days or so.
  3. A regular variation in a sequence, such as to even-out wear, or people taking turns in a task; a duty roster.
    Applying crop rotation to a field avoids depleting soil nutrients the way repeated use of a single crop might do.
    In rotation, each member of the group would be responsible for the beacon fire.
    The medical resident finished a two-week rotation in pediatrics and began one in orthopaedics.
  4. (mathematics, geometry) An operation on a metric space that is a continuous isometry and fixes at least one point.
    The function mapping (x,y) to (−y,x) is a rotation.
  5. (baseball) The set of starting pitchers of a team.
  6. (aviation) The step during takeoff when the pilot commands the vehicle to lift the nose wheel off the ground during the takeoff roll. (see also: V2)
  7. Repeated play on a radio station, etc.
    The new single enjoyed heavy rotation on MTV.

Synonyms

  • turning
  • revolution
  • rota, roster, duty roster, schedule, turn, turn and turn about, cycling

Hypernyms

  • (mathematics): isometry, transformation

Derived terms

  • crop rotation
  • improper rotation

Related terms

  • rotary
  • rotate
  • rotational

Translations

See also

  • axis

Further reading

  • Rotation on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin rotationem, accusative of rotatio.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁɔ.ta.sjɔ̃/

Noun

rotation f (plural rotations)

  1. rotation

Derived terms

  • axe de rotation

Related terms

  • rouer, rôder

Further reading

  • “rotation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Swedish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin rotatio.

Noun

rotation c

  1. act of turning a physical object or a coordinate system around a center or an axis

Declension

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