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 Axis of Rotation:  A line about which a figure in space rotates (or spins).


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A skewar represents the axis of rotation to support a piece of beef that will be carved for gyro sandwhiches. As the skewer spins, the heat distributes so that the meet is cooked evenly.

The axis on a car supports the wheels and is their center of rotation.

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Cotton candy is spun on a stick that serves as its axis of rotation. As the stick rotates, the cotton candy gradually accumulates into an oblong object that surrounds the stick.

A top will spin longer if its axis of rotation (usually the stick) is perpendicular to the floor.