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- revolution (n.)
- late 14c., originally of celestial bodies, from Old French revolucion "course, revolution (of celestial bodies)" (13c.), or directly from Late Latin revolutionem (nominative revolutio) "a revolving," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin revolvere "turn, roll back" (see revolve).
General sense of "instance of great change in affairs" is recorded from mid-15c. Political meaning "overthrow of an established political system" first recorded c. 1600, derived from French, and was especially applied to the expulsion of the Stuart dynasty under James II in 1688 and transfer of sovereignty to William and Mary.
- 1. The vehicle that permitted both communication and acceptability was social revolution.
- 2. Babearth regarded the middle classes as the betrayers of the Revolution.
- 3. The feeding of dairy cows has undergone a revolution.
- 4. To start a revolution, you need discipline, incisiveness and articulacy.
- 5. He still proclaims himself a believer in the Revolution.
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