Rot or rotting may refer to:

  • Decomposition, the process by which organic matter breaks down
    • Dry rot and wet rot in wood
  • Rot-proof, a process to protect materials from decomposition
  • Bit rot, the gradual electronic decay of storage media and software
  • Disk rot, the physical decay of optical disks such as CDs due to chemical or electrical damage
  • Software rot, a form of bit rot
  • Link rot, in which hyperlinks on web pages become broken over time
  • ROT13, a simple substitution cipher in cryptography
  • Rot (Danube), a river in Upper Swabia, Germany
    • Rot an der Rot, a village on the Rot river
    • Sankt Leon-Rot, a municipality in Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Rot, Sweden, a village in the Älvdalen Municipality, Sweden
Other uses
  • Rot (mathematics), a vector operator in mathematics (an abbreviation of rotation)
  • Rotting (album), an album by the Brazilian metal band Sarcofago
  • TAROM, a Romanian airline, ICAO code ROT

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