Definition of Rotary motion
1. Noun. The act of rotating as if on an axis. "The rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Circumvolution, Feather, Feathering, Gyration, Whirling, Pivot, Pronation, Spin, Twirl, Twist, Twisting, Whirl, Spiral, Supination, Turn, Twist, Twist, Wind, Winding, Turnout
Derivative terms: Rotate, Rotate
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rotary Motion
Literary usage of Rotary motion
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"In the transformation of the mechanical energy of waterfalls into electric energy, the water power is first converted into rotary motion by the turbine or ..."
2. The Useful Arts: Considered in Connexion with the Applications of Science by Jacob Bigelow (1853)
"... Spiral Gear, Bevel Gear, Crown Wheels, Universal Joint, Perpetual Screw, Brush Wheels, Ratchet Wheel, Distant rotary motion, Change of Velocity, Fusee. ..."
3. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1880)
"GS CLARKE, RE, On an optical method for investigating rotary motion. If a number of dots at equal intervals are viewed in a mirror, or through a lens ..."
4. Physics for Technical Students by William Ballantyne Anderson (1914)
"22), a body has pure rotary motion if a line ofi'particles, ... rotary motion is of the greatest importance in connection with machinery of all kinds, ..."
5. Scientific American Reference Book by Albert Allis Hopkins, Alexander Russell Bond (1904)
"Means for converting rotary motion into irregular reciprocal motion. ... Means for converting uniform rotary motion into variable rotar v motion. ..."