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 Rotation:  A transformation that turns a figure about a fixed point at a given angle and a given direction.
Take a look at one of the petals on this flower. The petal has been rotated five times around the center to form all 6 petals. The petal rotates 60 degrees each time.

A flower petal is rotated 60 degrees around the center five times to form all six petals.

Photo copyrighted by Cathleen V. Sanders.

This picture illustrates how the Earth rotates about its own axis in space.

The Earth rotates about an imaginary axis that passes through the center.