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Quiet Revolution

((in Canada)) a period during the 1960s in Quebec, marked by secularization, educational reforms, and rising support for separation from the rest of Canada French name Révolution tranquille
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  • In this matter a quiet revolution has been for some time going on in London.

    Travels in South Kensington Moncure Daniel Conway
  • In large manufactures as in small the hydraulic forge has wrought a quiet revolution.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
Contemporary definitions for quiet revolution

any rapid political, institutional, social, and cultural changes that occur without violence


The quiet revolution of telecommuting will soon be recognized.

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1786; capitalized form refers to 1960s change in Quebec, Canada's 21st Century Lexicon
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