• WordNet 3.6
    • n rota a roster of names showing the order in which people should perform certain duties
    • n Rota (Roman Catholic Church) the supreme ecclesiastical tribunal for cases appealed to the Holy See from diocesan courts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rota (Eng. Hist) A short-lived political club established in 1659 by J.Harrington to inculcate the democratic doctrine of election of the principal officers of the state by ballot, and the annual retirement of a portion of Parliament.
    • n Rota (Mus) A species of zither, played like a guitar, used in the Middle Ages in church music; -- written also rotta.
    • Rota An ecclesiastical court of Rome, called also Rota Romana, that takes cognizance of suits by appeal. It consists of twelve members.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rota A wheel.
    • n rota A course, turn, or routine.
    • n rota A roll or list; a school-roll, a military roll, a roll of jurors, or the like, showing the order of call or of turns of duty.
    • n rota In music, same as round, or any variety of piece in which repeats are frequent.
    • n rota A reliquary or other receptacle of circular form, ornamented with a cross whose arms reach the outer rim so that the whole resembles a wheel.
    • n rota [capitalized] An ecclesiastical tribunal in the Roman Catholic Church, having its seat at the papal court. It is composed of twelve prelates, called auditors, and was formerly the supreme court of justice and universal court of appeal. It is now divided into two colleges or senates, and has jurisdiction, in the territory of the church, of all suits by appeal and of all matters beneficiary and patrimonial. Owing to the present political position of the papacy, its power is very greatly diminished. There is no appeal from its decisions except to the Pope.
    • n rota Same as rote, in either of its senses.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rota rō′ta a wheel: a course: a school or military roll: an ecclesiastical tribunal in the R.C. Church, consisting of twelve prelates called auditors, having its seat at the papal court
    • v.i Rota to turn round like a wheel: to go round in succession
    • adj Rota wheel-shaped
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. rota, wheel. The name is said to allude to the design of the floor of the room in which the court used to sit, which was that of a wheel. See Rotary


In literature:

I have it, the dainty exquisite, Rota!
"The Lost Continent" by C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
You met them in the little smoking-room at the back of the Rota Club.
"Mr. Standfast" by John Buchan
The house, Palazzo Brandolin-Rota, was situated on the shady side of the Grand Canal, just below the Accademia and the Suspension Bridge.
"Life and Letters of Robert Browning" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
That they instantly bound it up, and gave him some Rota wine.
"The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete" by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
I will draw up a regular rota for duty; but except those two, the rest had better take a good sleep.
"Rujub, the Juggler" by G. A. Henty
It was called the "rota" system; and the "rota" week of "playing off" became a very popular institution.
"Essays in Liberalism" by Various
Sometimes I gave way to the men and sometimes I stuck to my revised rota.
"Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland" by Joseph Tatlow
Rota, in the French National Assembly, effect of it, iv.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
He was formerly auditor of the Rota; afterwards promoted to the purple by pope Clement XII.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
They ought to be chosen from a rota, like jurymen.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, October 27, 1920" by Various
From the gallery overhead came the tinkle of a rota, a kind of guitar.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
I thought I should have escaped it, but for some reason or other Leeson has dropped out, and I am the next on the rota.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
The tribunal of appeal for the Capitol is the ROMAN ROTA.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
The Rota became famous for its literary strictures.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Institui; currente rota cur urceus exit?
"Name and Fame" by Adeline Sergeant
Camillo Rota waits without.
"The Dramatic Works of G. E. Lessing" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Ostendunt in coemeterio Tilniensi sepulchrum sui pugilis, axem cum rota insculptum exhibens.
"Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales" by James Orchard Halliwell
A casual vacancy in such rota during the year may be filled by Order in Council.
"Present Irish Questions" by William O'Connor Morris
Soon after the Plantaganet, 74, and the Rota frigate arrived.
"The Second War with England, Vol. 2 of 2" by Joel Tyler Headley
The "Rota" ruled the whole suit to be frivolous.
"Odd Bits of History" by Henry W. Wolff

In poetry:

Est fuga, volvitur rota.
On we drift: where looms the dim port?
One, Two, Three, Four, Five, contribute their quota;
Something is gained, if one caught but the import—-
Show it us, Hugues of Saxe-Gotha!
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning

In news:

Rota-Cone vacuum dryers are reportedly an effective and economical solution for many solids drying applications.
I am reminded of a story we ran a decade ago about Greg Rota, coach of the Westboro High School Boys Varsity Golf Team.
Nino Rota/La Strada and Concertos for Harp and Trombone.
Rota -Cone Vacuum Dryers Provide Complete Product Discharge.
0The clean internal design of Rota -Cone vacuum dryers provides complete product discharge and easy cleanout.
Spooky Halloween Recipes from Amy Rota -Poulin.
Rota -Cone Vacuum Dryers.
For high-temperature drying applications, the Rota -Cone can be heated to 600°F.
PLATTSBURGH — There is no hierarchy at ROTA Gallery and Studios.
Grilled Steak and Shrimp Rolls from Amy Rota -Poulin.
Pizza, Salmon, and Cocktail Party from Amy Rota -Poulin.
Naval Station Rota CO fired amid NCIS probe.
Rota Yokogawa claims to be one of the main suppliers of Rotameters in Europe, and also produces the Rotamass Coriolis based flowmeter.
It's time to settle on a US Open rota.
In Public Speaking, Martin Scorsese 's 2010 portrait of the social commentator Fran Lebowitz, Nino Rota's 8 1/2 score is sprinkled throughout.

In science:

Kwa´sniewski, Towards ψ-extension of finite operator calculus of Rota, Rep.
The second part of on duality triads' paper
The absolute normalization of the DM density distribution or halo pro file can be obtained by requiring that the local rota tion velocity of our solar system at 8.3 kpc is 220 km/s.
EGRET Excess of Diffuse Galactic Gamma Rays as Tracer of Dark Matter
Rota [102] and his school, especially Rota’s and A.
Hopf algebra approach to Feynman diagram calculations
In an appendix we collect some general facts about Rota– Baxter algebras as they form the main ingredient for Section 4.
Hopf algebra approach to Feynman diagram calculations
Kwa´sniewski Towards ψ-extension of Finite Operator Calculus of Rota Rep.
On natural join of posets properties and first applications
This is important when we are constructing mechanics on rotaing disk.
Relativistic mechanics on rotating disk
Rota, “On the foundations of combinatorial theory I.
Noncommutative extensions of the Fourier transform and its logarithm
Dickey, Karel Prikry, and Gian-Carlo Rota all encouraged me in different ways to work on this topic.
Scaled Boolean Algebras
Then one defines Bn] and B[n as above to get Rota’s construction.
A Markov dilation for self-adjoint Schur multipliers
To get Rota’s dilation is also easy in this case, assuming that T is self-adjoint.
A Markov dilation for self-adjoint Schur multipliers
Bokut, Yuqun Chen and Jianjun Qiu, “Gr¨obner-Shirshov Bases for Associative Algebras with Multiple Operators and Free Rota-Baxter Algebras”,
Composition-Diamond lemma for differential algebras
With a foreword by GianCarlo Rota, Corrected reprint of the 1986 original.
Reciprocity and rationality for the greedy normal form of a Coxeter group
Whittle: On Rota’s Conjecture and excluded minors containing large pro jective geometries, J.
Decomposition width - a new width parameter for matroids
Combinatorial enumeration, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, 1983, With a foreword by Gian-Carlo Rota, Wiley-Interscience Series in Discrete Mathematics. 10.
Anick-type resolutions and consecutive pattern avoidance
Any radiation field around the rota ting black hole is in fluenced by frame-dragging e ffects, which make an he effects of the anisotropy of the local radiation field.
Anisotropic radiation field and trapped photons around the Kerr black hole