Swivel vs Rotation - What's the difference?

swivel | rotation |


As nouns the difference between swivel and rotation

is that swivel is (mechanical) a piece, as a ring or hook, attached to another piece by a pin, in such a manner as to permit rotation about the pin as an axis while rotation is (chiefly|uncountable) the act of turning around a centre or an axis.

As a verb swivel

is to swing or turn, as on a pin or pivot.

swivel

English

(Webster 1913)

Noun

(wikipedia swivel) (en noun)
  • (mechanical) A piece, as a ring or hook, attached to another piece by a pin, in such a manner as to permit rotation about the pin as an axis.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=7 citation , passage=The patter of feet, and clatter of strap and swivel , seemed to swell into a bewildering din, but they were almost upon the fielato offices, where the carretera entered the town, before a rifle flashed.}}
  • (military) A small piece of ordnance, turning on a point or swivel; called also swivel gun.
  • (Wilhelm)
  • (slang) strength of mind or character that enables one to overcome adversity; confidence; will
  • Bob ain't got no swivel .

    Derived terms

    * swivel bridge * swivel hook * swivel joint * swivel knife

    Verb

  • To swing or turn, as on a pin or pivot.
  • * 2013 , Delme Parfitt in Wales Online'', ''Cardiff City 1 - 0 Swansea City: Steven Caulker heads Bluebirds to South Wales derby win (3 November 2013)
  • As expected, Swansea began the game with some patient passing and the first chance fell to striker Michu in the fourth minute when he controlled a cross by Jonjo Shelvey and swivelled in the penalty box, only to fire over the bar.

    rotation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chiefly, uncountable) The act of turning around a centre or an axis.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-03
  • , author=Frank Fish, George Lauder , title=Not Just Going with the Flow , volume=101, issue=2, page=114 , magazine= citation , passage=An extreme version of vorticity is a vortex . The vortex is a spinning, cyclonic mass of fluid, which can be observed in the rotation of water going down a drain, as well as in smoke rings, tornados and hurricanes.}}
    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.