What is the meaning of rotary?


  • A road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island.
    • usage: "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
  • Electrical converter consisting of a synchronous machine that converts alternating to direct current or vice versa.


  • Relating to or characterized by rotation.
    • usage: "rotary dial"
  • Describing a circle; moving in a circle.
    • usage: "the circular motion of the wheel"
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APAWordNet. (2010). rotary. Retrieved September 26, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/rotary/definitions/1182547
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