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English definition of “counter-revolution”

counter-revolution

noun [C]     /ˌkaʊn.tə.rev.əˈluː.ʃən/ US  /-t̬ɚ-/
a political activity that happens as a reaction to an earlier political changeTaking action against people in power counter-revolutionary     /ˌkaʊn.tə.rev.əˈluː.ʃən.ər.i/ US  /-t̬ɚ.rev.əˈluː.ʃən.er-/ adjective, noun [C] counter-revolutionary activities/literature She was tried and executed for being a counter-revolutionary.Taking action against people in power
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