rotor

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See also: Rotor and rötor

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From an irregular shortening of rotator.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹəʊ.tə/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹoʊ.tɚ/
  • Homophone: rota (non-rhotic accents)

Noun[edit]

rotor (plural rotors)

  1. A rotating part of a mechanical device, for example in an electric motor, generator, alternator or pump.
    • 2013 July-August, Lee S. Langston, “The Adaptable Gas Turbine”, in American Scientist:
      Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo, meaning vortex, and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.
  2. The wing of a helicopter or other rotary-wing aircraft.
  3. (meteorology) A type of powerful horizontal-axis atmospheric vortex generated by the interaction of strong winds with mountainous terrain.
    • 2001, National Transportation Safety Board, “1.7.1 Observations and Forecasts”, in Uncontrolled Descent and Collision With Terrain, United Airlines Flight 585, Boeing 737-200, N999UA, 4 Miles South of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 3, 1991[1], archived from the original on 22 January 2021, retrieved 29 January 2021, page 30-31:
      A glider instructor, who had been in the COS area for more than 25 years, was interviewed. He stated that around 1200 on the day of the accident, he observed a rotor hit the ground with estimated wind speeds of 70 to 80 miles per hour.
  4. A quantity having magnitude, direction, and position.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English rotor, ultimately from Latin rota.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rotor m

  1. rotor (rotating part of a mechanical device)

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Further reading[edit]

  • rotor in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • rotor in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rotor m (plural rotoren or rotors, diminutive rotortje n)

  1. rotor

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

rotor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of rotō

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Polish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rotor m inan

  1. rotor (the rotating part of a mechanical device)

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

rotor m (plural rotores)

  1. rotor (a rotating part of a mechanical device)
  2. rotor (central part of a helicopter’s wings)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French rotor.

Noun[edit]

rotor n (plural rotoare)

  1. rotor

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /rôːtor/
  • Hyphenation: ro‧tor

Noun[edit]

rȏtor m (Cyrillic spelling ро̑тор)

  1. rotor

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

rotor m (plural rotores)

  1. rotor

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

rotor (definite accusative rotoru, plural rotorlar)

  1. (aviation) rotor

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