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Definition of "revolutionary" []

  • Relating to or being a revolution: revolutionary war; a museum of the Revolutionary era. (adjective)
  • Bringing about or supporting a political or social revolution: revolutionary pamphlets. (adjective)
  • Marked by or resulting in radical change: a revolutionary discovery. (adjective)
  • A militant in the struggle for revolution. (noun)
  • A supporter of revolutionary principles. (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 "revolutionary" in a sentence
  • "[Castro] It depends on what is understood by the term revolutionary focus."
  • "The NPA, which the United States and European Union consider to be a foreign terrorist organization, has long extracted what it calls "revolutionary taxes" from businesses operating up and down the length of the Philippines."
  • "Daniel comes to what he describes as a revolutionary perspective through his own experiences as a worker in some of the hippest digital corporations in the new info crunching capitalist economy."