Revolutionary meaning

rĕvə-lo͝oshə-nĕrē
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A revolutionary is defined as a person who supports political or social change.

An example of a revolutionary is a person who wants to make political or social changes.

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Of or pertaining to a revolution in government; tending to, or promoting, revolution; as, revolutionary war; revolutionary measures; revolutionary agitators.
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Marked by or resulting in radical change.

A revolutionary discovery.

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Of, characterized by, favoring, or causing a revolution in a government or social system.
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Bringing about or constituting a great or radical change.

A revolutionary design.

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Of or having to do with the American Revolution.
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Revolving or rotating.
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A person who favors or takes part in a revolution.
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(advertising) Pertaining to something that portends of great change; overthrowing a standing mindset.
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(sciences) Pertaining to something that revolves.
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A revolutionist; a person who revolts.
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A militant in the struggle for revolution.
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A supporter of revolutionary principles.
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The definition of revolutionary is relating to political or social change.

An example of revolutionary used as an adjective is the "Revolutionary War" which means the war that was fought to free the colonies from Britain's rule.

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Origin of revolutionary

  • confer French révolutionnaire

    From Wiktionary