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[ri-vizh-uh n] /rɪˈvɪʒ ən/
the act or work of revising.
a process of revising.
a revised form or version, as of a book.
Origin of revision
1605-15; < Late Latin revīsiōn- (stem of revīsiō), equivalent to Latin revīs(us) (see revise) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
revisional, revisionary, adjective
nonrevision, noun
prerevision, noun
prorevision, adjective
1. alteration, correction, emendation. Unabridged
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  • Subsequently, a mixed commission of revision carried out some good work.

  • In 1882 Congress, with Arthur's approval, took up a revision of the tariff.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • It was laid before the Hansa Diet for revision, approved, and at once promulgated.

    The Hansa Towns Helen Zimmern
  • The forces that compelled a revision of the tariff in 1882-83 had to do with revenue and expenditures.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • She took a brisk walk before she went to her work, and compromised by setting herself to revision rather than creation.

    Cinderella Jane Marjorie Benton Cooke
British Dictionary definitions for revision


the act or process of revising
(Brit) the process of rereading a subject or notes on it, esp in preparation for an examination
a corrected or new version of a book, article, etc
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Word Origin and History for revision

1610s, "act of revising," from French révision, from Late Latin revisionem (nominative revisio) "a seeing again," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin revidere (see revise). Meaning "a product of revision" is from 1845.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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