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I think we can carry this debate back to the days when tough guys would use their "revolvers" to "wipe out" someone. The name, I would guess, was based on the spindle or pin around which the chambers of the pistol revolved. They didn't exactly complete a full rotation except in the case of emptying said weapon.
Anyway, the definition of "rotate" in my dictionary is:
1. to cause to turn around an axis or center point: revolve.
So, I agree with Don.
Don Cox wrote:
[log in to unmask]">On 21/08/03, Art Shifrin wrote:Note that cylinders also rotate, they don't revolve.Please give an example of something that you think revolves. So far as I know, "rotate" and "revolve" are synonyms. Regards -- Don Cox [log in to unmask]