- a turning round or rotating, as on an axis.
- a moving in a circular or curving course, as about a central point.
- a single cycle in such a course.
- (not in technical use) rotation(def 2).
- the orbiting of one heavenly body around another.
- a single course of such movement.
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Example sentences from the Web for revolution
The New York governor was the foremost Democrat to stand athwart the Reagan Revolution.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82|Eleanor Clift|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In response, the April Revolution protests erupted in much of the country.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But those few protestors were an indicator of how much has changed since the Cuban Revolution of 1959.Aging Cuban Exiles And Their Lawmakers Bypassed by White House|Romina Ruiz-Goiriena|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This penchant for medical internationalism goes back to the greatest icon of the revolution, Ernesto “Che” Guevara.
The declaration adopted by the meeting was a bold step, but it did not a revolution make.
A revolution of this same Chinese character did young Oxford of that era effect in the constitution of mail-coach society.
After the Russian revolution had begun, revolution was carried also into Mongolia.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]|Wolfram Eberhard
The French, prior to the Revolution, were passionately fond of the drama, which was then entirely founded on the Greek model.
I think you ought to be allowed to ruin yourself and accelerate the revolution in any absurd way which may seem best to you.A House-Party|Ouida
He was the delirium of the Revolution, himself a living delirium!History of the Girondists, Volume I|Alphonse de Lamartine
British Dictionary definitions for revolution
- movement in or as if in a circle
- one complete turn in such a circlea turntable rotating at 33 revolutions per minute
- the orbital motion of one body, such as a planet or satellite, around anotherCompare rotation (def. 5a)
- one complete turn in such motion
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Scientific definitions for revolution
In everyday speech revolution and rotation are often used as synonyms, but in science they are not synonyms and have distinct meanings. The difference between the two terms lies in the location of the central axis that the object turns about. If the axis is outside the body itself-that is, if the object is orbiting about another object-then one complete orbit is called a revolution. But if the object is turning about an axis that passes through itself, then one complete cycle is called a rotation. This difference is often summed up in the statement Earth rotates on its axis and revolves around the Sun.