Revolution meaning

rĕv'ə-lo͝o'shən
The motion of an object around a point, especially around another object or a center of mass.
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A sudden or momentous change in a situation.

The revolution in computer technology.

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A time of major crustal deformation, when folds and faults are formed.
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A rotation: one complete turn of an object during rotation.
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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)

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A sudden, vast change in a situation, a discipline, or the way of thinking and behaving.
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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.

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.

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The removal and replacement of a government.
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Rotation: the turning of an object around an axis.
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In the case of celestial bodies - the traversal of one body through an orbit around another body.
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A political upheaval in a government or nation state characterized by great change.
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The overthrow of one government and its replacement with another.
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A complete cycle of events.

The revolution of the seasons.

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A single complete cycle of such motion.
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A complete or radical change of any kind.

A revolution in modern physics.

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Origin of revolution

  • 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
  • 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