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Definition of "revolution" []

  • Orbital motion about a point, especially as distinguished from axial rotation: the planetary revolution about the sun. (noun)
  • A turning or rotational motion about an axis. (noun)
  • A single complete cycle of such orbital or axial motion. (noun)
  • The overthrow of one government and its replacement with another. (noun)
  • A sudden or momentous change in a situation: the revolution in computer technology. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "revolution" in a sentence
  • "Online, said the term "revolution" was "a little drastic" for what was going on."
  • "At that time Khomeini's old friend grand Ayatollah Shariatmadari wrote a fatwa denouncing the events and for the first time used the term revolution using one of the verses of the Quran."
  • "If you remember Figure 2.1 from Chapter 2, you might wonder whether this leap in performance from classic mass production, as practiced by GM, to classic lean production, as performed by Toyota, really deserves the term revolution."