1. [ noun ] a single complete turn (axial or orbital)
Synonyms: roll revolution rotation

"the plane made three rotations before it crashed" "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"

Related terms: turning axial_motion clockwise_rotation counterclockwise_rotation spin orbital_motion wallow spin
2. [ noun ] the act of rotating in a circle or spiral
Synonyms: whirling
Related terms: rotation twirl
Similar spelling:   grating