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rev·o·lu·tion

revolution

 
 
pronunciation:
re v lu shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the overthrow of a political system or government by force, and the setting up of a new government in its place.
The colonists fought the British government during the American Revolution.
similar words:
revolt
definition 2: a very great change in something that causes many other things to change.
The invention of the printing press caused a revolution in learning.
synonyms:
upheaval
definition 3: the action of turning or spinning on an axis.
The merry-go-round made one more revolution before stopping.
synonyms:
spinning
similar words:
roll, twist
definition 4: motion in orbit around a point, or one completed cycle of this orbiting motion.
One revolution of the Earth around the sun takes about 365 days.
synonyms:
orbit
similar words:
circuit, turn
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The word revolution contains the following parts:
re- Latin prefix that means again; back or back again
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The prefix re- occurs in verbs that are Latin loanwords, where it can mean "again" (revise ) or "back again" (reflect ). It also attaches to English verbs (replay, rewind) with both meanings. Any verb can be prefixed by "re- " to indicate that an action is repeated. No hyphen is necessary unless the word formed is identical to an existing word (re-sign the document, but resign from a job).
volv, volu, volut Latin root that means roll, turn
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.