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EtymologyEdit

Attested mid 18th century, from Medieval Latin rotarius, from Latin rota (wheel).

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rotary (not comparable)

  1. Capable of rotation.
    A rotary engine revolves the heads rather than having pistons go back and forth.

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rotary (plural rotaries)

  1. (New England) A traffic circle.
  2. (chiefly with initial capital) Any of the clubs making up the international Rotary International movement for community service.

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