Definition of revolution :
1. A fundamental change in political organization, or in a government or constitution; the overthrow or renunciation of one government, and the substitution of another, by the governed.
2. A total or radical change; as, a revolution in one's circumstances or way of living.
3. Return to a point before occupied, or to a point relatively the same; a rolling back; return; as, revolution in an ellipse or spiral.
4. The act of revolving, or turning round on an axis or a center; the motion of a body round a fixed point or line; rotation; as, the revolution of a wheel, of a top, of the earth on its axis, etc.
5. The motion of a point, line, or surface about a point or line as its center or axis, in such a manner that a moving point generates a curve, a moving line a surface ( called a surface of revolution), and a moving surface a solid ( called a solid of revolution); as, the revolution of a right- angled triangle about one of its sides generates a cone; the revolution of a semicircle about the diameter generates a sphere.
6. The motion of any body, as a planet or satellite, in a curved line or orbit, until it returns to the same point again, or to a point relatively the same; -- designated as the annual, anomalistic, nodical, sidereal, or tropical revolution, according as the point of return or completion has a fixed relation to the year, the anomaly, the nodes, the stars, or the tropics; as, the revolution of the earth about the sun; the revolution of the moon about the earth.
7. The space measured by the regular return of a revolving body; the period made by the regular recurrence of a measure of time, or by a succession of similar events.
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changes (part of speech: noun)
rolling (part of speech: noun)
rotation (part of speech: noun)
revolution (part of speech: noun)
- You would like to do something right here and now, without waiting for the social revolution. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
- They do not propose a revolution in its methods, but to put fresh life into it by seeing things as they are. - "English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century", Leslie Stephen.
- But if that be impossible, then by all means let us have revolution in its other sense. - "The Air Trust", George Allan England.