Associations to the word «Rotary»

Wiktionary

ROTARY, adjective. Having or being capable of having rotation.
ROTARY, noun. (New England) A traffic circle.
ROTARY, noun. Usually with a capital initial, short for Rotary movement, an international club for community service.
ROTARY DIAL, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see rotary,‎ dial.
ROTARY DIAL, noun. A telephone with a rotary dial to indicate the number to be called.
ROTARY DIAL, adjective. (of a telephone) Activated by rotating the numeric dial instead of activating push buttons.
ROTARY ENCODER, noun. An electromechanical device that converts the angular position or motion of a shaft or axle into an analog or digital code.
ROTARY ENCODERS, noun. Plural of rotary encoder
ROTARY ENGINE, noun. Any of several types of internal combustion engine in which the power output is directly rotational
ROTARY ENGINES, noun. Plural of rotary engine
ROTARY EVAPORATOR, noun. (chemistry) (biochemistry) A piece of laboratory equipment used to gently evaporate solvents from a chemical solution in a temperature controlled environment.
ROTARY PHONE, noun. A telephone whose dial is a rotary dial.
ROTARY PHONES, noun. Plural of rotary phone
ROTARY PRINTING PRESS, noun. A printing press which uses cylinders for carrying ink onto the printed surface, used in flexography, gravure and offset printing.

Dictionary definition

ROTARY, noun. A road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary".
ROTARY, noun. Electrical converter consisting of a synchronous machine that converts alternating to direct current or vice versa.
ROTARY, adjective. Relating to or characterized by rotation; "rotary dial".
ROTARY, adjective. Describing a circle; moving in a circle; "the circular motion of the wheel".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope