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rotary

ro·ta·ry

rotary

 
 
pronunciation:
ro t ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: turning or able to turn on an axis; rotating.
The old telephone had a rotary dial.The turbine produces rotary motion.
definition 2: having a part or parts that turn on an axis.
Rotary telephones used to be the norm.The blades rotate in a rotary lawnmower.These cars were the first to have rotary engines.
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part of speech: noun
inflections: rotaries
definition 1: a machine or part that turns on an axis.
definition 2: a traffic circle.
An accident happened at the rotary because a driver failed to yield.
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