revolution per minute

revolution per minute

[‚rev·ə′lü·shən pər ′min·ət]
(mechanics)
A unit of angular velocity equal to the uniform angular velocity of a body which rotates through an angle of 360° (2π radians), so that every point in the body returns to its original position, in 1 minute. Abbreviated rpm.
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The satellite, known as SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory), is spinning at about 1 revolution per minute near its original orbit, 1.

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