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revolution

rev·o·lu·tion

revolution

 
pronunciation:
re v lu shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the internal, usu. forcible, overthrow of a political system or legitimate government.
The revolution brought a new government into power and caused vast changes in society as well.
similar words:
revolt
definition 2: a massive upheaval in ideas or ways of doing something, or the widescale change or transformation that occurs because of it.
The Industrial Revolution made mass production of goods possible.The development of the microchip caused a revolution in the computer industry.
synonyms:
cataclysm, upheaval
definition 3: the action of turning or spinning on an axis; rotation.
The merry-go-round made one more revolution before stopping.
synonyms:
gyration, rotation, spinning, turning
similar words:
roll, twist
definition 4: orbital motion around a given point.
The moon is in revolution around the Earth.
synonyms:
orbit, rotation
similar words:
circuit, turn
definition 5: one cycle of such motion.
One year is the amount of time it takes for the Earth to make one revolution around the sun.
synonyms:
orbit, rotation
similar words:
turn
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