Definition of Rotatory

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic or causing an axial or orbital turn.

Exact synonyms: Revolutionary
Partainyms: Revolution, Rotation
Derivative terms: Revolution, Rotate



Definition of Rotatory

1. a. Turning as on an axis; rotary.

2. n. A rotifer.

Definition of Rotatory

1. Adjective. of, pertaining to, or causing rotation ¹

2. Adjective. alternate or successive ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rotatory

1. pertaining to rotation [adj] - See also: rotation

Medical Definition of Rotatory

1. 1. Turning as on an axis; rotary. 2. Going in a circle; following in rotation or succession; as, rotatory assembles. 3. Producing rotation of the plane of polarization; as, the rotatory power of bodies on light. See the Note under polarization. Origin: Cf. F. Rotatoire. See Rotate, Rotary. A rotifer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rotatory

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rotatores cervicis muscles
rotatores lumborum muscles
rotatores muscles
rotatores thoracis muscles
rotatoria
rotators
rotatory (current term)
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rotatory nystagmus
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rotatory tic
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Literary usage of Rotatory

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1. Physical Optics by Robert Williams Wood (1914)
"found anomalous rotatory dispersion in the case of certain strongly absorbing ... It will be remembered that certain cases of anomalous rotatory dispersion ..."

2. Physical Optics by Robert Williams Wood (1911)
"found anomalous rotatory dispersion in the case of certain strongly absorbing ... It will be remembered that certain cases of anomalous rotatory dispersion ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1910)
"The numerous sugars are strongly rotatory. On the other hand the alcohols which result from their reduction and the acids which are formed by their ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1880)
"On the Specific rotatory Power of Cane and Invert Sugar. ... If S be the apparent specific rotatory power of an optically active substance in solution; ..."

5. Physical Optics by Robert Williams Wood (1905)
"It will be remembered that cert.iin cases of anomalous rotatory dispersion have been cited, which did not appear to be due to the presence of an absorption ..."

6. The Theory of Light by Thomas Preston (1890)
"Molecular rotatory Power.—When a substance possessing rotatory power is held ... This has given rise to the opinion that the rotatory power is inherent in ..."

7. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition by Andrew Ure (1844)
"169 exhibits a front elevation of a rotatory kneading trough, constructed according to improvement» specified by the patentee, the barrel being shown in ..."

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