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Obama was late to affirm the Egyptian revolution as a democratic movement, and even then he was eager to have installed those military leaders who were known for their practices of torture.
Judith Butler

Meaning of "revolution" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD REVOLUTION

Via Old French from Late Latin revolūtiō, from Latin revolvere to revolve.
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PRONUNCIATION OF REVOLUTION

revolution  [ˌrɛvəˈluːʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REVOLUTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Revolution is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES REVOLUTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

revolution

Revolution

A revolution is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time. Aristotle described two types of political revolution: ▪ Complete change from one constitution to another ▪ Modification of an existing constitution. Revolutions have occurred through human history and vary widely in terms of methods, duration, and motivating ideology. Their results include major changes in culture, economy, and socio-political institutions. Scholarly debates about what does and does not constitute a revolution center around several issues. Early studies of revolutions primarily analyzed events in European history from a psychological perspective, but more modern examinations include global events and incorporate perspectives from several social sciences, including sociology and political science. Several generations of scholarly thought on revolutions have generated many competing theories and contributed much to the current understanding of this complex phenomenon.

Definition of revolution in the English dictionary

The first definition of revolution in the dictionary is the overthrow or repudiation of a regime or political system by the governed. Other definition of revolution is the violent and historically necessary transition from one system of production in a society to the next, as from feudalism to capitalism. Revolution is also a far-reaching and drastic change, esp in ideas, methods, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REVOLUTION


ablution
əˈbluːʃən
absolution
ˌæbsəˈluːʃən
Aleutian
əˈluːʃən
antipollution
ˌæntɪpəˈluːʃən
coevolution
kəʊˌiːvəˈluːʃən
convolution
ˌkɒnvəˈluːʃən
counter-revolution
ˌkaʊntəˌrɛvəˈluːʃən
devolution
ˌdiːvəˈluːʃən
dilution
daɪˈluːʃən
dissolution
ˌdɪsəˈluːʃən
evolution
ˌiːvəˈluːʃən
high-resolution
haɪ ˌrezəˈluːʃən
involution
ˌɪnvəˈluːʃən
irresolution
ɪrˌrɛzəˈluːʃən
macroevolution
ˌmækrəʊˌiːvəˈluːʃən
microevolution
ˌmaɪkrəʊˌiːvəˈluːʃən
pollution
pəˈluːʃən
resolution
ˌrɛzəˈluːʃən
solution
səˈluːʃən
volution
vəˈluːʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REVOLUTION

revolt
revolting
revoltingly
revolute
revolutional
revolutionaries
revolutionarily
revolutionary
Revolutionary calendar
Revolutionary War
Revolutionary Wars
revolutioner
revolutionise
revolutionism
revolutionist
revolutionize
revolvable
revolvably
revolve
revolvency

WORDS THAT END LIKE REVOLUTION

accreditation
attribution
caution
constitution
contribution
diminution
distribution
execution
First Amendment of the Constitution
high resolution
institution
New Year resolution
persecution
Poisson distribution
prosecution
prostitution
reconstitution
redistribution
restitution
retribution
substitution

Synonyms and antonyms of revolution in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «REVOLUTION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «revolution» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of revolution

Translation of «revolution» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REVOLUTION

Find out the translation of revolution to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of revolution from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «revolution» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

革命
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

revolución
570 millions of speakers

English

revolution
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्रांति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثَوْرَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

революция
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

revolução
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিপ্লব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

révolution
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

revolusi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Revolution
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

革命
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

혁명
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Revolusi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cuộc cách mạng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புரட்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्रांती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

devrim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rivoluzione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rewolucja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

революція
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

revoluție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επανάσταση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rewolusie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

revolution
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

revolusjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of revolution

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REVOLUTION»

The term «revolution» is very widely used and occupies the 5.016 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REVOLUTION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about revolution

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10 QUOTES WITH «REVOLUTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word revolution.
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Elliott Abrams
I want to be the first guy to reverse a communist revolution.
2
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The wave of the Islamic revolution will soon reach the entire world.
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Bill Ayers
Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at.
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Emily Greene Balch
Industrialization based on machinery, already referred to as a characteristic of our age, is but one aspect of the revolution that is being wrought by technology.
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Jim Beaver
I've got a lot of shows under my belt that are ancient history solely because they were on the air before this video revolution came along and ensured that canceled shows could continue to have a bit of a presence.
6
Madison Smartt Bell
In 'For Whom the Bell Tolls,' Hemingway cozies up to revolution by romanticizing it (and not only with those execrable love scenes).
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Norman Borlaug
Cereal production in the rain-fed areas still remains relatively unaffected by the impact of the green revolution, but significant change and progress are now becoming evident in several countries.
8
Robert Bourassa
I have always said that we did not expect a revolution in the streets.
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Judith Butler
Obama was late to affirm the Egyptian revolution as a democratic movement, and even then he was eager to have installed those military leaders who were known for their practices of torture.
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Fidel Castro
The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REVOLUTION»

Discover the use of revolution in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to revolution and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
On Revolution
Shows how both the theory and practice of revolution have developed since the American, French, and Russian Revolutions.
Hannah Arendt, 1965
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Makers: The New Industrial Revolution
Wired magazine editor and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop.
Chris Anderson, 2012
3
The Irresistible Revolution: Living As an Ordinary Radical
In this book, Shane Claiborne describes an authentic faith rooted in belief, action, and love, inviting us into a movement of the Spirit that begins inside each of us and extends into a broken world.
Shane Claiborne, 2010
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THE IDEOLOGICAL ORIGINS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
In this 25th anniversary edition, Bailyn has added a substantial essay, Fulfillment, as a Postscript to the original text.
Bernard Bailyn, 1992
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Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, ...
Big Data is the first big book about the next big thing. www.big-data-book.com
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier, 2013
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A Casual Revolution: Reinventing Video Games and Their Players
Juul shows that it is only by understanding what a game requires of players, what players bring to a game, how the game industry works, and how video games have developed historically that we can understand what makes video games fun and ...
Jesper Juul, 2012
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Exodus and Revolution
Noted political philosopher Michael Walzer offers a moving meditation on the political meanings of the biblical story of Exodus. "Walzer knows his Bible.
Michael Walzer, 1985
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The Revolution: A Manifesto
In this book, Ron Paul provides answers to questions that few even dare to ask.
Ron Paul, 2008
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Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th ...
This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, ...
Steven Levy, 2010
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Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans
These are the people we encounter in Inheriting the Revolution, a vibrant tapestry of the lives, callings, decisions, desires, and reflections of those Americans who turned the new abstractions of democracy, the nation, and free enterprise ...
Joyce Oldham Appleby, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REVOLUTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term revolution is used in the context of the following news items.
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Dallas football player Jen Welter to become first woman to coach in …
Texas Revolution's Jennifer Welter (47) stretches during warmups before a game against Crunch at the Allen Events Center in Allen, Texas, on Saturday, ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
2
10-year-old girl dies after riding Revolution roller coaster at Magic …
A 10-year-old girl who lost consciousness after exiting the Revolution ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain last week has died, coroner's officials said Monday. «Los Angeles Times, Jun 15»
3
Beyoncé Opens Up About Losing Weight With The 22-Day …
Marco Borges, the exercise physiologist who wrote The 22-Day Revolution and earned acclaim from Jay Z and Pharrell Williams, explained the premise of his ... «E! Online, Jun 15»
4
Watch Paul McCartney Rap With Jamie Oliver for Food Revolution Day
The goal of Food Revolution Day is to put mandatory food curriculums in schools with the hope of reducing obesity and other diet-related diseases. As the rap ... «TIME, May 15»
5
New York City FC v New England Revolution – as it happened
David Villa gets in-behind the Revolution defense and sets up Patrick Mullins for his first goal of the season. Mullins played for New England last year and was ... «The Guardian, Mar 15»
6
Thirty-Six Years After the Revolution, Where Is Iran Now?
Lifespan, access to education and standard of living having improved significantly since Iran's revolution, while corruption and human rights remain a cause of ... «U.S. News & World Report, Feb 15»
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LA Galaxy have won the MLS Final in three of the last four years
Robbie Keane's extra-time goal gave Los Angeles Galaxy a record fifth MLS Cup win with victory over New England Revolution. The 34-year-old ran clear and ... «BBC Sport, Dec 14»
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New England Revolution 2, New York Red Bulls 2 | MLS Cup …
The New York Red Bulls made them sweat until the very end, but the New England Revolution are headed back to MLS Cup. A brace from Charlie Davies was ... «MLSsoccer.com, Nov 14»
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Red Bulls' Tim Cahill: We're better than the Revolution
Tim Cahill is confident the Red Bulls can beat the Revolution in their two-game series and advance to the MLS Cup. Photo: Stefan Jeremiah ... «New York Post, Nov 14»
10
Mexican Protesters Look to Start a New Revolution
MEXICO CITY, Mexico—Thursday was an annual holiday in Mexico, the anniversary of the start of the Mexican Revolution against the dictator Porfirio Díaz in ... «Daily Beast, Nov 14»

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