revolution

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Revolution is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Singular
revolution

Plural
revolutions

  1. (countable) A revolution is a sudden significant change.
    The Industrial Revolution began when machines were able to make things quicker and cheaper than people.
  2. (countable) A revolution is a war against the government by the country's own people.
    There was a revolution in France in 1789.
  3. (countable & uncountable) When a wheel turns around once it has made a revolution; going in a circle; turning; revolving.
    The hour hand on the clock makes one revolution in twelve hours.

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