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"revolution" in British English

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revolutionnoun

uk   /ˌrev.əˈluː.ʃən/ 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.

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  • 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.

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

"revolution" in American English

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revolutionnoun [C/U]

us   /ˌrev·əˈlu·ʃən/
social studies a sudden and great change, esp. the violent change of a system of government: [U] The country seems to be heading toward revolution. [C] The discovery of penicillin produced a revolution in medicine.
a movement in a circle or curve around a central point: [C] The moon makes one revolution around the earth in about 29.5 days.
(Definition of revolution from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"revolution" in Business English

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revolutionnoun [C]

uk   /ˌrevəlˈuːʃən/ us  
a big change or improvement in the way that something works or looks, or in the way that people do a particular activity: a revolution in sth Facing up to climate change requires a revolution in business thinking. an economic/technological/green revolution the digital/internet/IT revolution
(Definition of revolution from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“revolution” in American English

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May 31, 2016
by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

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