HyperDic: revolution

English > 3 senses of the word revolution:
NOUNeventrevolutiona drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving
actrevolutionthe overthrow of a government by those who are governed
eventrevolution, rotation, gyrationa single complete turn (axial or orbital)
revolution > pronunciation
Soundsreh.vahluw'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > revolution: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving.
Example"the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution"
NarrowerCultural Revolution, Great Proletarian Cultural RevolutionA radical reform in China initiated by Mao Zedong in 1965 and carried out largely by the Red Guard
green revolutionThe introduction of pesticides and high-yield grains and better management during the 1960s and 1970s which greatly increased agricultural productivity
Broaderchange, alteration, modificationAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
Spanishrevolución
Catalanrevolució
Adjectivesrevolutionarymarkedly new or introducing radical change
Nounsrevolutionista radical supporter of political or social revolution
Verbsrevolutionize, revolutionisechange radically
revolutionize, revolutionisefill with revolutionary ideas
English > revolution: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe overthrow of a government by those who are governed.
InstancesAmerican Revolution, American Revolutionary War, War of American Independence, American War of IndependenceThe revolution of the American Colonies against Great Britain
Chinese RevolutionThe republican revolution against the Manchu dynasty in China
Cuban RevolutionThe revolution led by Fidel Castro and a small band of guerrilla fighters against a corrupt dictatorship in Cuba
English Revolution, Glorious Revolution, Bloodless RevolutionThe revolution against James II
French RevolutionThe revolution in France against the Bourbons
Mexican RevolutionA revolution for agrarian reforms led in northern Mexico by Pancho Villa and in southern Mexico by Emiliano Zapata (1910-1911)
Russian Revolution, February RevolutionThe revolution against the czarist government which led to the abdication / abdication of Nicholas II and the creation of a provisional government in March 1917
NarrowercounterrevolutionA revolution whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by a previous revolution
Broadergroup actionaction taken by a group of people
Spanishrevolución
Catalanrevolució
Adjectivesrevolutionaryrelating to or having the nature of a revolution
Nounsrevolutionista radical supporter of political or social revolution
Verbsrevoltmake revolution
revolutionizeoverthrow by a revolution, of governments
English > revolution: 3 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA single complete turn (axial or orbital).
Example "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"
Synonymsrotation, gyration
Narroweraxial rotation, axial motion, rollrotary motion of an object around its own axis
dextrorotation, clockwise rotationrotation to the right
levorotation, counterclockwise rotationrotation to the left
orbital rotation, orbital motionmotion of an object in an orbit around a fixed point
spinA swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
Broaderturning, turnA movement in a new direction
Spanishrevolución, rotación, vuelta
Catalangir, revolució, rotació
Adjectivesrevolutionaryof or relating to or characteristic or causing an axial or orbital turn
Verbsrevolveturn on or around an axis or a center
revolvemove in an orbit

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