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Meaning of “revival” in the English Dictionary

"revival" in British English

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revivalnoun

uk   us   /rɪˈvaɪ.vəl/
C2 [C or U] the ​process of ​becoming more ​active or ​popular again: Recently, there has been some revival of (interest in) ​ancientmusic. An ​economic/​artistic revival is ​sweeping the ​country. [C] a ​performance of a ​play that has not been ​seen for a ​longtime: We're staging a revival of a 1950s ​play. [C or U] a ​time when ​interest in ​religionstarts again in a ​stronger way than before, or a ​meeting or ​series of ​meetingsorganized to ​encourage this to ​happen

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(Definition of revival from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"revival" in American English

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revivalnoun [C/U]

 us   /rɪˈvɑɪ·vəl/
A revival is also a ​performance of a ​play which has not been ​seen for a ​longtime: [C] a revival of Pinter’s 1960 ​play
(Definition of revival from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"revival" in Business English

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revivalnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /rɪˈvaɪvəl/
a ​process in which something ​starts to ​grow, ​develop, or become ​successful again: Senioreconomists believe that ​market liberalism is ​leading to a revival of the ​economy. We remain hopeful that the revival in the ​globaleconomy will ​provide a ​boost to ​exports over the ​remainder of this ​year. After the recent ​recession, ​retailspending is showing ​signs of revival. There are early ​signs that an economic revival is taking ​hold.undergo/enjoy a revival Under new ​management, the ​firm has undergone something of a revival.spark/lead to a revival Prices at the ​top end of the ​marketadjusted last ​year, ​leading to a revival in recent months.
(Definition of revival from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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