Definitions for subversionsəbˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corruption, subversion(noun)

    destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity

    "corruption of a minor"; "the big city's subversion of rural innocence"

  2. subversion, subversive activity(noun)

    the act of subverting; as overthrowing or destroying a legally constituted government


  1. subversion(Noun)

    the act of subverting or the condition of being subverted

  2. subversion(Noun)

    a systematic attempt to overthrow a government by working from within; undermining

  3. Origin: From subversion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subversion(noun)

    the act of overturning, or the state of being overturned; entire overthrow; an overthrow from the foundation; utter ruin; destruction; as, the subversion of a government; the subversion of despotic power; the subversion of the constitution

  2. Origin: [L. subversio: cf. F. subversion. See Subvert.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. subversion

    Actions designed to undermine the military, economic, psychological, or political strength or morale of a governing authority. See also unconventional warfare.


  1. Apache Subversion

    Apache Subversion is a software versioning and revision control system distributed as free software under the Apache License. Developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System. The free software community has used Subversion widely: for example in projects such as Apache Software Foundation, Free Pascal, FreeBSD, GCC, Mono and SourceForge. Google Developers also provides Subversion hosting for their free software projects. CodePlex offers access to Subversion as well as to other types of clients. The corporate world has also started to adopt Subversion. A 2007 report by Forrester Research recognized Subversion as the sole leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management category and as a strong performer in the Software Configuration and Change Management category. Subversion was created by CollabNet Inc. in 2000, and is now a top-level Apache project being built and used by a global community of contributors.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • SubversionGerman
  • ανατροπή, υπονόμευσηGreek
  • subversión, desestabilizaciónSpanish
  • kumouksellisuus, kumous, mullistus, [[valtionvastainen]] [[toiminta]]Finnish
  • 倒す, 破壊, 転覆Japanese
  • omverwerpingDutch
  • subversãoPortuguese
  • низложение, низвержение, подрыв, свержение, подрывная деятельностьRussian
  • subversionSwedish
  • yıkılma, hükümeti devirme, bozulmaTurkish
  • 顛覆Chinese

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