Revolution Definition

rĕvə-lo͝oshən
noun
The movement of an orbiting celestial object, as a star or planet, completely around another object.
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Apparent movement of the sun and stars around the earth.
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The time taken for a body to go around an orbit and return to its original position.
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A turning or spinning motion of a body, shaft, etc. around a center or axis; rotation.
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A complete cycle of events.
The revolution of the seasons.
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Other Word Forms of Revolution

Noun

Singular:
revolution
Plural:
revolutions

Origin of Revolution

  • From Middle English reuolucion, from Old French revolution, from Late Latin revolÅ«tiōnem, accusative singular of revolÅ«tiō (“the act of revolving; revolution"), from Latin revolvō (“roll back, revolve"); see revolve.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English revolucioun from Old French revolution from Late Latin revolūtiō revolūtiōn- from Latin revolūtus past participle of revolvere to turn over revolve

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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