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revolution
used in Brave New World

4 uses
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Definition
circular movement — sometimes referring to exactly one rotation
  • "Reducing the number of revolutions per minute," Mr. Foster explained. "The surrogate goes round slower; therefore passes through the lung at longer intervals; therefore gives the embryo less oxygen."
    p. 14.3
revolutions = circular movements around something (in this case, rotations of the part of the pump that moves around the part that doesn't move)
  • Down, down ... A final twist, a glance at the revolution counter, and he was done.
    p. 14.2
  • revolution = circular movement
  • The embryo is hungry; day in, day out, the blood-surrogate pump unceasingly turns its eight hundred revolutions a minute.
    p. 44.1
  • revolutions = circular movements around something (in this case, rotations of the part of the pump that moves around the part that doesn't move)
  • Henry kept his eye on the revolution-counter; when the needle touched the twelve hundred mark, he threw the helicopter screws out of gear.
    p. 62.1
revolution = circular movement
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