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.
noun, plural rev·o·lu·tion·ar·ies.
Origin of revolutionary
Synonyms for revolutionary
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Related Words for prerevolutionaryprovincial, primitive, pilgrim, frontier, dependent, immigrant, pioneer, territorial, dominion, wild, crude, puritan, emigrant, new, uncultured, unsettled, unsophisticated, outland
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)
noun plural -aries
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
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