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Roget category 312

2. Words relating to space
2.4. Motion
›› 2.4.4. Motion with reference to direction

#312. [Motion in a continued circle.] Rotation


rotation, revolution, spinning, gyration, turning about an axis, turning aound an axis, circulation, rollcircumrotation, circumvolution, circumgyrationvolutation, circination, turbination, pirouette, convolution.
verticity, whir, whirl, eddy, vortex, whirlpool, gurgecountercurrentMaelstrom, CharybdisIxion.
[rotating air] cyclonetornado, whirlwinddust devil.
[rotation of an automobile] spin-out.
axis, axis of rotation, swivel, pivot, pivot pointaxle, spindle, pin, hinge, pole, arbor, bobbin, mandrelaxle shaftgymbalhub, hub of rotation.
[rotation and translation together] helix, helical motion.
[measure of rotation] angular momentum, angular velocityrevolutions per minute, RPM.
[result of rotation] centrifugal forcesurgevertigo, dizzy roundcoriolus force.
[things that go around] carousel, merry-go-roundFerris wheeltop, dreidel, teetotumgyroscopeturntable, lazy suzanscrew, whirligig, rollingstone, water wheel, windmillwheel, pulley wheel, roulette wheel, potter's wheel, pinwheel, gearrollerflywheeljackcastercentrifuge, ultracentrifuge, bench centrifuge, refrigerated centrifuge, gas centrifuge, microfugedrill, augur, oil rigwagon wheel, wheel, tire, tyre [Brit.].
[Science of rotary motion] trochilics.
[person who rotates] whirling dervish.


rotateroll alongrevolve, spinturn roundcircumvolvecirculategyre, gyrate, wheel, whirl, pirouettetwirl, trundle, troll, bowl.
roll up, furlwallow, welterbox the compassspin like a top, spin like a teetotum.
[of an automobile] spin out.


rotating etc. v. — rotary, rotarycircumrotatory, trochilic, vertiginous, gyratoryvortical, vorticose.


head over heels, round and round, like a horse in a mill.

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