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Pronunciation : Ro"ta*to*ry
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [Cf. F. rotatoire. See Rotate, Rotary.]
Definition : 1. Turning as on an axis; rotary.

2. Going in a circle; following in rotation or succession; as, rotatory assembles. Burke.

3. (Opt.)

Defn: Producing rotation of the plane of polarization; as, the rotatory power of bodies on light. See the Note under polarization. Nichol.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ro"ta*to*ry
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A rotifer. [R.] Kirby.

(Zoöl.)
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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