It takes the Earth 365 days to complete it's revolution around the sun.
- An example of revolution is movement of the earth around the sun.
- An example of revolution is the war fought between the colonial people and Great Britain.
- An example of revolution is the introduction of the automobile into society.
The definition of a revolution is the movement of one object around a center or another object, a forceful overthrow of a government by the people or any sudden or grand change.
- the movement of an orbiting celestial object, as a star or planet, completely around another object
- apparent movement of the sun and stars around the earth
- the time taken for a body to go around an orbit and return to its original position
- a turning or spinning motion of a body, shaft, etc. around a center or axis; rotation
- one complete turn of such a rotating body, shaft, etc.
- a complete cycle of events: the revolution of the seasons
- a complete or radical change of any kind: a revolution in modern physics
- overthrow of a government, form of government, or social system by those governed and usually by forceful means, with another government or system taking its place: the American Revolution (1775), the French Revolution (1789), the Chinese Revolution (1911), the Russian Revolution (1917)
Origin of revolutionMiddle English revolucion from Old French from Late Latin revolutio from Classical Latin revolutus, past participle of revolvere: see revolve
- a. Orbital motion about a point, especially as distinguished from axial rotation: the planetary revolution about the sun.b. A turning or rotational motion about an axis.c. A single complete cycle of such orbital or axial motion.
- The overthrow of one government and its replacement with another.
- A sudden or momentous change in a situation: the revolution in computer technology.
- Geology A time of major crustal deformation, when folds and faults are formed.
Origin of revolutionMiddle English revolucioun from Old French revolution from Late Latin revolūtiō revolūtiōn- from Latin revolūtus past participle of revolvere to turn over ; see revolve .
- A political upheaval in a government or nation state characterized by great change.
- The removal and replacement of a government.
- Rotation: the turning of an object around an axis.
- A rotation: one complete turn of an object during rotation.
- In the case of celestial bodies - the traversal of one body through an orbit around another body.
- A sudden, vast change in a situation, a discipline, or the way of thinking and behaving.
- Astronomers today do not use revolution to refer to the turning of an object about an axis: they use rotation for that, and revolution only for the traversal of a body through an orbit.