Definition of rotatory in US English:

rotatory

adjective

  • See rotate

    • ‘If a patient has ocular rotatory problems, such as a strabismus, but leaves the midline and attempts to look both right and left, he/she should be considered to have a normal response.’
    • ‘They will perform duties from the second stage as field umpires on a rotatory basis.’
    • ‘Four of our patients complained of rotatory vertigo induced by loud sounds.’
    • ‘Almost 50 years ago, the author noted that the rotatory dispersion of unfolded polypeptide chains depends on the concentration of denaturants.’
    • ‘Their ability to generate an upward rotatory moment is compromised by relatively short moment arms.’

Pronunciation

rotatory

/ˈroʊdəˌtɔri//ˈrōdəˌtôrē/