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revolution

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Politics, Sociology
revolutionrev‧o‧lu‧tion /ˌrevəˈluːʃən/ ●●○ W3 AWL noun  1 [countable]CHANGE/BECOME DIFFERENT a complete change in ways of thinking, methods of working etcrevolution in In the last ten years there has been a revolution in education.social/cultural/sexual etc revolution the biggest social revolution we have had in this country the sexual revolution of the 1960s Industrial Revolution, the2 [countable, uncountable]PPSS a time when people change a ruler or political system by using force or violencerevolt, rebellion the French Revolution of 1789 The role of women has changed since the revolution. The country seems to be heading towards revolution. counter-revolution3 TURN a) [countable, uncountable] a circular movement around somethingrevolverevolution around the planets’ revolution around the Sun b) TURN[countable] one complete circular spinning movement, made by something such as a wheel attached to a central pointrevolve a speed of 100 revolutions per minuteTHESAURUSrevolt/rebellion/uprising an attempt by a large group of people at revolutiona popular uprising (=involving ordinary people, not the army)coup /kuː/ an occasion when a group of people, especially soldiers, suddenly take control of a countrya military coup
Examples from the Corpus
revolutionThe 1789 revolution marked the end of the French monarchy.The shaft spins at 950 revolutions per minute.Penicillin began a revolution in the treatment of infectious disease.They argue that our schools are failing our children, and that the education system needs a revolution.It needed not only a revolution in organisation but in technology too.Einstein's General Theory of Relativity started a revolution in scientific thinking.Abandoned by her family and deserted by her servants, Elena Petrescu was incapable of grasping that a revolution had happened.This was a revolution in thought.the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917Just 12 days after the emperor's death, the country erupted into revolution.The planet rotates in the same direction as its revolution around the sun.The upheavals of the era tended to come together, one kind of revolution easily attaching itself to another.Talk of revolution and counter-revolution has been banned from the rhetoric of the moment.The Earth makes one revolution around the sun each year.an era of rural unrest and peasant revolutionTrotsky was one of the leading figures in the Russian Revolution of 1917.The 1970s saw the beginnings of a new technological revolution, based on microelectronics.the technological revolutionApple had gone off to start the revolution without Xerox.social/cultural/sexual etc revolutionPetrashevskii's proposal that merchants be allowed to buy populated estates hardly bespoke a passion for social revolution.Primary schoolchildren from Cultural Revolution days seemed regimented - yet were encouraged to criticize their teachers.Other social revolutions have bearing on the e-commerce applications.On the other hand they were allowed to criticize their teachers, something unthinkable before the Cultural Revolution.The crimes which everyone committed, he concludes, were caused by the Cultural Revolution.During the Cultural Revolution, he was sent to the countryside to plant rice for two years.It is about individual struggles with social revolution.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrevolutionrev‧o‧lu‧tion /ˌrevəˈluːʃən/ noun [countable] a complete change in ways of thinking, methods of working etcrevolution inComputer technology has caused a revolution in working practices.revolutionary adjectiverevolutionary advances in aircraft design see also Industrial Revolution
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