What is the difference between rotation and revolution?
I don't find any difference between the two words from the meanings I read about them. Both words have the same meaning: moving in a circle around an axis.
But just because the dictionary definitions are the same doesn't mean they are exact synonyms. Is there a more precise description to show a difference? Or are they really exact synonyms?
[no object] move in a circle on a central axis:
overhead, the fan revolved slowly
1 move or cause to move in a circle round an axis or centre:
the wheel continued to rotate