Rotation and Turn


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Rotation noun – A single complete turn (axial or orbital).
Usage example: the plane made three rotations before it crashed

Turn is a synonym for rotation in revolution topic. In some cases you can use "Turn" instead a noun "Rotation", when it comes to topics like movement, turn in circle, geometry. popular alternative
Nearby Words: rotate, rotated, rotating, rotary, rotational
Synonyms for Rotation


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Turn noun – Turning or twisting around (in place).
Rotation is a synonym for turn in revolution topic. You can use "Rotation" instead a noun "Turn", if it concerns topics such as geometry. popular alternative
Nearby Words: turned, turning
Synonyms for Turn

How words are described

high high rotation high turn
full full rotation full turn
similar similar rotation similar turn
complete complete rotation complete turn
Other adjectives: current, standard, original, single, entire, slow, final, subsequent, last.

Both words in one sentence

  • In turn, Standard would switch from 2 years' worth of sets to 18 months' worth, with rotation happening every 6 months instead of every year.
    Source: Seasonal Rot
  • Inspired by Superman, the main character of Mohagen, a goldfish, tries to turn back time by changing the rotation of the water in his fish bowl, but ultimately fails.
  • In one episode of Fire Ball, Gedächtnis claims Drossel is powerful enough to reverse the rotation of the planet and turn back time.
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