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Main Entry: 2ro·tate
Pronunciation: 'rO-"tAt, especially British rO-'
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): ro·tat·ed; ro·tat·ing
Etymology: Latin rotatus, past participle of rotare, from rota wheel -- more at ROLL
Date: 1785
intransitive verb
1 a : to perform an act, function, or operation in turn b : to pass or alternate in a series
2 : to turn about an axis or a center : REVOLVE; especially : to move in such a way that all particles follow circles with a common angular velocity about a common axis
transitive verb
1 a : to cause to turn or move about an axis or a center b : to cause (a plane region or line) to sweep out a volume or surface by moving around an axis so that each of its points remains at a constant distance from the axis <generate a torus by rotating a circle about an external line>
2 : to cause to grow in rotation <rotate crops>
3 : to cause to pass or act in a series : ALTERNATE
4 : to exchange (individuals or units) with others
- ro·tat·able /'rO-"tA-t&-b&l also rO-'/ adjective

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\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur and er in  further
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\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
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\i\ as i in hit
I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
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\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
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\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
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