ETYM Latin rotatio: cf. French rotation.
In geometry, a transformation in which a figure is turned about a given point, known as the center of rotation. A rotation of 180ş is known as a half turn.
1. A complete turn; SYN. revolution, gyration, roll.
2. The act of rotating as if on an axis.
ETYM French séquence, Latin sequentia, from sequens. Related to Sequent.
1. A following of one thing after another in time; SYN. chronological sequence, succession, successiveness, chronological succession.
2. A succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a film; SYN. episode.
3. Arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern.
4. Several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys.
In music, a device allowing key modulation favored by early keyboard composers in which a phrase is repeated sequentially, each time transposing to a different key.
ETYM French train, Old Fren. traďn, trahin; cf. (for some of the senses) French traine. Related to Train.
1. A series of consequences wrought by an event.
2. Long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor.