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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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These controls use optical encoders and integral dc torque motors to rotate the fine guidance optics at rates between 0.0333 revolution per day and 0.759 revolution per minute.
The satellite, known as SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory), is spinning at about 1 revolution per minute near its original orbit, 1.5 million kilometers from Earth.

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