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1  —as in:
the computer revolution
Definition dramatic change — sometimes violent overthrow of a government
  • Social media created a revolution in how people connect.
revolution = dramatic change
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The Industrial Revolution was followed by the Computer Age.
  • revolution = period of dramatic change
  • The American and French revolutions were different in character.
  • revolutions = battles to overthrow an old government
  • Mao launched the Cultural Revolution in 1966.
  • revolution = dramatic change
  • The computer revolution disrupted the job market.
  • revolution = dramatic change
  • In the early months of World War II, San Francisco's Fillmore district, or the Western Addition, experienced a visible revolution.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • revolution = dramatic change
  • Biotechnology promises the greatest revolution in human history.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • revolution = dramatic change
  • Before Mr. Dimmesdale reached home, his inner man gave him other evidences of a revolution in the sphere of thought and feeling.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • revolution = dramatic change
  • ... I was still getting over Stalin, in Russia. The so-called second revolution—the murder of his own people.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • revolution = overthrow of the government
  • They both knew that even though it was 1930 and the revolution in Mexico had been over for ten years, there was still resentment against the large landowners.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
revolution = overthrow of the old government

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2  —as in:
revolution around the sun
Definition circular movement — sometimes referring to exactly one rotation
  • The tides are impacted by the moon's revolution around the earth.
revolution = circular movement
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The earth takes about 365.25 days to make one revolution around the sun.
  • The seasons are influenced by the earth's tilt and revolution around the sun.
  • revolution = circular movement
  • Relative rotational velocity is 0.05 revolutions per second.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • revolutions = circular movements around something
  • After all, the very first time she took the sack through town, she turned the corner onto Munich Street, looked both ways, and gave it one enormous swing—a whole revolution—and then checked the contents inside.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • revolution = circular movement
  • With each revolution, just before her face sweeps the sand, she lifts her head gently and takes in the sun-salt smell.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • revolution = circular movement
  • Hardly one revolution of the Thurmite moon had passed since Alyss' last incident:
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • revolution = circular movement around something
  • Henry kept his eye on the revolution-counter; when the needle touched the twelve hundred mark, he threw the helicopter screws out of gear.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • revolution = circular movement
  • The embryo is hungry; day in, day out, the blood-surrogate pump unceasingly turns its eight hundred revolutions a minute.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • revolutions = circular movements around something
  • Down, down ... A final twist, a glance at the revolution counter, and he was done.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
revolution = circular movement

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