# Rotation vs Circumduction - What's the difference?

rotation | circumduction |

## As nouns the difference between rotation and circumduction

is that rotation is rotation while circumduction is the circular (or, more precisely, conical) movement of a body part, such as a ball-and-socket joint or the eye it consists of a combination of flexion, extension, adduction, and abduction "windmilling" the arms or rotating the hand from the wrist are examples of circumductive movement.

# rotation

## English

### Noun

(en noun)
• (chiefly, uncountable) The act of turning around a centre or an axis.
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The earth's rotation about its axis is responsible for its being slightly oblate rather than a sphere.
• A single complete cycle around a centre or an axis.
• Earth's moon completes a rotation every twenty-seven days or so.
• A regular variation in a sequence.
• crop rotation
The medical resident finished a two-week rotation in pediatrics and began one in orthopaedics.
• (mathematics) An operation that a continuous isometry deformation that fixes at least one point can result in.
• The function mapping (''x'',''y'') to (''&
• x2212;y'',''x'') is a rotation .
• (baseball) The set of (soplink) of a team.
• (aviation) The step during takeoff when the pilot commands the vehicle to lift the nose wheel off the ground during the takeoff roll.
• # circumduction

## English

### Noun

(en noun)
• The circular (or, more precisely, conical) movement of a body part, such as a ball-and-socket joint or the eye. It consists of a combination of flexion, extension, adduction, and abduction. "Windmilling" the arms or rotating the hand from the wrist are examples of circumductive movement.
• ### References

*Anatomical terms of motion. (2008, February 27). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 00:23, March 28, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Anatomical_terms_of_motion&oldid=194373387