- of, pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of a revolution, or a sudden, complete, or marked change: a revolutionary junta.
- radically new or innovative; outside or beyond established procedure, principles, etc.: a revolutionary discovery.
- (initial capital letter) of or relating to the American Revolution or to the period contemporaneous with it in U.S. history: Revolutionary heroes; Revolutionary weapons.
- a revolutionist.
Origin of revolutionary
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2. unprecedented, novel, drastic, unorthodox.
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Examples from the Web for post-revolutionary
Usually, post-revolutionary Libyans are far too proud for that.It’s Not the USA that Made Libya the Disaster it is Today
August 3, 2014
“It is the same situation in all post-revolutionary countries,” Avakov said, mentioning the case of Serbia specifically.Ukraine’s Interior Minister, Arsen Avakov, Begs Rebels to Help Defend Ukraine
March 28, 2014
Post-revolutionary Egypt, and to a lesser extent Libya, has seen a marked increase in the followers of Saudi-inspired Salafism.The World’s Hotspots Will Keep the US and World Leaders Focused in 2012
January 11, 2012
Turning to the post-Revolutionary period, we find the county towns resuming a normal course of life.A History of the City of Brooklyn and Kings County Volume II
Stephen M. Ostrander
Our post-revolutionary youth are born under happier stars than you and I were.
Why run at all the risk of corruption of the post-revolutionary government at the hands of the capitalists?A History of Trade Unionism in the United States
The succeeding hymn-books, and the patriotic hymns of Billings in post-Revolutionary years have no hint of "Britain" in them.Sabbath in Puritan New England
Alice Morse Earle
The house was, however, altered to its present appearance by that John Tufts who occupied it during post-Revolutionary times.The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees
Mary Caroline Crawford
- of or relating to the period or age after a revolution
- mainly US of or relating to the conflict or period of the War of American Independence (1775–83)
- of or relating to any of various other Revolutions, esp the Russian Revolution (1917) or the French Revolution (1789)
- a person who advocates or engages in revolution
- relating to or characteristic of a revolution
- advocating or engaged in revolution
- radically new or differenta revolutionary method of making plastics
- rotating or revolving
Word Origin and History for post-revolutionary
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper