revision Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “revision” in the English Dictionary

"revision" in British English

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uk   us   /rɪˈvɪʒ.ən/

revision noun (CHANGE)

[C or U] a ​change that is made to something, or the ​process of doing this: These ​proposals will need a lot of revision. He was ​forced to make several revisions to his ​speech.

revision noun (STUDY)

B1 [U] UK study of ​work you have done, in ​order to ​prepare for an ​exam: She did no revision, but she still got a very high ​mark.
(Definition of revision from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"revision" in American English

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revisionnoun [C/U]

 us   /rɪˈvɪʒ·ən/
the ​act of ​changing or correcting something, or the thing that has been ​changed or corrected: [U] The Senate is ​expected to ​act on ​tax revision.
(Definition of revision from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"revision" in Business English

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revisionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /rɪˈvɪʒən/
the ​process of ​changing an ​amount or ​value in ​order to make it more ​accurate: The ​officialpicture of the US ​labormarket was complicated by ​statistical revisions of earlier ​estimates. Economists have ​stated that revisions to ​growth in the first ​quarter of the ​year were in ​line with ​marketexpectations.make revisions (to sth) Some revisions to previous ​years' ​figures have been made by the ​Office for National Statistics.upward/downward revision(s) Good third-quarter ​figures should ​lead to an ​upward revision of the ​economicforecast in the November pre-budget ​report. earnings/​tax revisions
the ​process of ​changing a ​plan, ​system, or ​law in ​order to ​improve it: Any revision of ​lendingcriteria is ​bound to have an ​effect on the ​realeconomy. The 334-page ​audit suggests revisions to ​stateaccountabilityplans.major/significant/substantial revision(s) Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency announced the first ​major revision in its ​fueleconomytestingprocedures since for/propose/make revisions (to sth) Under the ​terms of a new ​environmentallaw, revisions to U.S. Forest Service ​plans will be called for every 15 ​years.proposed/further revision(s) Proposed revisions would ​enhancecompanies' ​ability to ​excludeeconomically insignificant ​proposals.
the ​process of ​changing a ​document, ​book, etc. in ​order to ​improve it, ​correct mistakes, or make it contain the most recent ​information: New ​software will ​enable 1,000 new word revisions to be ​addedonline to the dictionary every three months.revision of sth Many ​employers have had difficulty ​understanding the 150-page revision of the ​document. We ​requestshareholders' comments on the proposed revisions toparagraph (c)(1), and the ​adoption of ​proposed new ​paragraph (c)(2). The ​executiveorder was last ​updated in 2006 and is ​currently under revision.
(Definition of revision from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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