revolution Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "revolution" - English Dictionary

See all translations

revolutionnoun

uk   us   /ˌrev.əˈluː.ʃən/

revolution noun (POLITICS)

B2 [C or U] a change in the way a country is governed, usually to a different political system and often using violence or war: The French Revolution changed France from a monarchy to a republic. The country seems to be heading towards revolution.
More examples

revolution noun (CHANGE)

B2 [C] a very important change in the way that people do things: a technological revolution Penicillin produced a revolution in medicine.
More examples

revolution noun (CIRCULAR MOVEMENT)

[S] a circular movement: The revolution of the Earth around the sun was proposed by Copernicus. [C] one complete circular movement of something, for example a wheel: Engine speed can be measured in revolutions per minute (abbreviation rpm).
(Definition of revolution from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of revolution?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “revolution” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
the real McCoy

the original or best example of something

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With the USA’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most

Read More 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Read More