Rotor may refer to:

In engineering:
*Helicopter rotor, the rotary wing(s) of a rotorcraft such as a helicopter
*Rotor (electric), the non-stationary part of an alternator or electric motor, operating with a stationary element called the stator.
*ROTOR, a former radar project in the UK following the Second World War
*Rotor (turbine), the rotor of a turbine powered by fluid pressure
*Rotor (brake), the disc of a disc brake, in U.S. terminology
*Rotor (distributor), a component of the ignition system of an internal combustion engine
*Rotor (engine), the rotary piston in a rotary combustion engine
*Rotor (antenna), an electric motor that rotates an antenna to the direction of transmission or reception

In computing:
*Rotor machine, the rotating wheels used in certain cipher machines, such as the German Enigma machine
*Rotor (software project), the former code name for Microsoft's shared source implementation of its Common Language Infrastructure

In medicine:
* Rotor syndrome, a rare liver disorder

In music:
* Rotor (band), a German progressive stoner rock band

In biology and chemistry:
* The rotating part of a centrifuge, which also holds the samples

In other fields:
*SC Rotor Volgograd, a Russian football club
*Rotor (Sonic the Hedgehog), a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog universe
*Rotor (ride), the trade name for an amusement ride
*Rotor (meteorology), a turbulent horizontal vortex that forms in the trough of lee waves
*Rotor (mathematics), an n-blade object in geometric algebra, which rotates another n-blade object about a fixed or translated point
*Rotor, a space colony in Isaac Asimov's book "Nemesis"
*R.O.T.O.R., a 1989 science fiction/action movie
*Vibrator (sex toy), a Japanese usage of similar sounds in English. Also spelt as rotar.

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  • RotoR — ist eine instrumentale, progressive Berliner Stoner Rock Band, die 1998 gegründet wurde. Die Gruppe entwickelte einen eigenständigen zumeist rein instrumental arrangierten Stil. Einflüsse der Stoner Rock Begründer Kyuss, besonders auf den sehr… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Rotor — Ro tor, n. (Elec.) The rotating part of a generator or motor. Contrasted with {stator}, the stationary part. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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