revisionism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Advocacy of the revision of an accepted, usually long-standing view, theory, or doctrine, especially a revision of historical events and movements.
- A recurrent tendency within the Communist movement to revise Marxist theory in such a way as to provide justification for a retreat from the revolutionary to the reformist position.
- re·viˈsion·ist adjective & n.
Variant of revisionist
a person who revises, or favors the revision of, some accepted theory, doctrine, etc.
of revisionists or their policy or practice
- revisionism noun