|Origin:||Latin revolutio, from revolvere; REVOLVE|
rev‧o‧lu‧tion S3 W2
a complete change in ways of thinking, methods of working etc
In the last ten years there has been a revolution in education.
social/cultural/sexual etc revolution➔ industrial revolution
the biggest social revolution we have had in this country
the sexual revolution of the 1960s
a time when people change a ruler or political system by using force or violence [↪ revolt, rebellion]: ➔ counter-revolution
political change[uncountable and countable]PPSS
the French Revolution of 1789
The role of women has changed since the revolution.
The country seems to be heading towards revolution.
a) [uncountable and countable]
a circular movement around something [↪ revolve]
the planets' revolution around the sun
one complete circular spinning movement, made by something such as a wheel attached to a central point [↪ revolve]:
a speed of 100 revolutions per minute