a.1.Turning, as a wheel on its axis; pertaining to, or resembling, the motion of a wheel on its axis; rotatory; as, rotary motion.
Rotary engine
steam engine in which the continuous rotation of the shaft is produced by the direct action of the steam upon rotating devices which serve as pistons, instead of being derived from a reciprocating motion, as in the ordinary engine; a steam turbine; - called also rotatory engine.
Rotary pump
a pump in which the fluid is impelled by rotating devices which take the place of reciprocating buckets or pistons.
Rotary shears
shears, as for cloth, metal, etc., in which revolving sharp-edged or sharp-cornered wheels do the cutting.
Rotary valve
a valve acting by continuous or partial rotation, as in the four-way cock.
Noun1.rotary - a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
2.rotary - electrical converter consisting of a synchronous machine that converts alternating to direct current or vice versa
Adj.1.rotary - relating to or characterized by rotation; "rotary dial"
2.rotary - marked by or moving in a circle
Synonyms: circular
O-shaped, alternate, ambagious, ascending, back, back-flowing, backhanded, backward, beating, carrefour, circling, circuitous, circular, circumgyratory, circumvolutory, cloverleaf, crossing, crosspoint, crossroad, crosswalk, crossway, cyclic, cyclonic, descending, deviating, deviative, devious, digressive, discursive, down-trending, downward, drifting, epochal, even, every other, excursive, flowing, fluent, flying, flyover, going, grade crossing, gulfy, gyrational, gyratory, gyrostatic, helical, indirect, intercrossing, intermittent, intersection, isochronal, level crossing, meandering, measured, metronomic, mounting, oblique, orbital, oscillatory, out-of-the-way, overcrossing, overpass, passing, periodical, plunging, progressive, pulsing, reciprocal, recurrent, recurring, reflowing, refluent, regressive, retrogressive, rhythmic, rising, rotational, rotatory, round, roundabout, running, rushing, seasonal, serial, sideward, sinking, soaring, spiral, steady, streaming, swirly, tornadic, traffic circle, trochilic, undercrossing, undulant, undulatory, up-trending, upward, vertiginous, viaduct, vortical, wavelike, wheeling, whirlabout, whirligig, whirlwindish, whirlwindy, whirly
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rotary actuator
Rotary Club
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rotary debugger
rotary engine
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Rotary International
rotary joint
rotary motion
rotary press
Rotary pump
Rotary shears
Rotary valve
rotary wing
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