revolution meaning

[ ˌrevə'lu:ʃən ] Pronunciation:   "revolution" in a sentence
Noun: revolution  `revu'looshun
  1. A drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving
    "the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution" 
  2. The overthrow of a government by those who are governed 
  3. A single complete turn (axial or orbital)
    "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"
    - rotation, gyration

Derived forms: revolutions

See also: revolt, revolutionary, revolutionist, revolutionize, revolve

Type of: alteration, change, group action, modification, turn, turning

Encyclopedia: Revolution Revolution, The Revolution, the

noun [C]

a great change in conditions, ways of working, beliefs, etc. that affects large numbers of people:

a cultural/social/technological revolution

There has been a revolution in management thinking.

The Internet represents a global business revolution.

The digital revolution has transformed traditional business.

revolutionary /; AmE / adjective:

a revolutionary idea

He was the driving force behind a revolutionary product.

revolutionize , -ise // verb [+ obj or no obj]:

The Internet is revolutionizing the way that consumers buy their travel.

Abbreviation, r or rev. One complete rotation (i.e., 360 degrees of circular travel).


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  1. the earth completes one revolution each day.
  2. what is the instantaneous center of revolution?
  3. the raging tide of revolution surges forward.
  4. the epoch of revolution creates great figures.
  5. we would persuade them to join the revolution.

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