Rotative Ro"ta*tive, a. [Cf. F. rotatif.] turning, as a wheel; rotary; rotational. [1913 Webster]

This high rotative velocity of the sun must cause an equatorial rise of the solar atmosphere. --Siemens. [1913 Webster]

{Rotative engine}, a steam engine in which the reciprocating motion of the piston is transformed into a continuous rotary motion, as by means of a connecting rod, a working beam and crank, or an oscillating cylinder. [1913 Webster]

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  • rotative — ● rotative nom féminin Presse dont la forme imprimante est cylindrique et animée d un mouvement rotatif continu. (Abréviation familière : roto.) ● rotatif, rotative adjectif (de rotation) Qui agit en tournant : Axe rotatif d un lave vaisselle.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rotative — [rō′tāt΄iv, rō tāt′iv, rōt′ə tiv] adj. 1. rotating or occurring in rotation 2. of, causing, or caused by rotation rotatively adv …   English World dictionary

  • Rotative — Histoire de l’imprimerie Technologies Sceau cylindre 4100 500 av. J.‑C …   Wikipédia en Français

  • rotative — adjective Date: 1778 1. turning like a wheel ; rotary 2. relating to, occurring in, or characterized by rotation • rotatively adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rotative — rotatively /roh tay tiv lee, teuh /, adv. /roh tay tiv/, adj. 1. rotating or pertaining to rotation. 2. producing rotation. 3. happening in regular succession. [1770 80; < L rotat(us) (see ROTATE1) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • rotative — rota·tive || rəʊteɪtɪv adj. spinning or revolving around a central axis; taking place in rotation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rotative — ro·ta·tive …   English syllables

  • rotative — ro•ta•tive [[t]ˈroʊ teɪ tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) rotating or pertaining to rotation 2) producing rotation 3) happening in regular succession • Etymology: 1770–80; < L rotāt(us) (see rotate I) + ive ro′ta•tive•ly teɪ tɪv li, tə adv …   From formal English to slang

  • rotative — /ˈroʊtətɪv/ (say rohtuhtiv) adjective 1. rotating; relating to rotation. 2. producing rotation. 3. happening in regular succession …   Australian English dictionary

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