a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving
"the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution"
the overthrow of a government by those who are governed
rotation, revolution, gyrationnoun
a single complete turn (axial or orbital)
"the plane made three rotations before it crashed"; "the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"
A political upheaval in a government or nation state characterized by great change.
The removal and replacement of a government.
Rotation: the turning of an object around an axis.
A rotation: one complete turn of an object during rotation.
In the case of celestial bodies - the traversal of one body through an orbit around another body.
A sudden, vast change in a situation, a discipline, or the way of thinking and behaving.
Etymology: From reuolucion, from revolution, from revolutionem, accusative singular of revolutio, from revolvo; see revolve.
the act of revolving, or turning round on an axis or a center; the motion of a body round a fixed point or line; rotation; as, the revolution of a wheel, of a top, of the earth on its axis, etc
return to a point before occupied, or to a point relatively the same; a rolling back; return; as, revolution in an ellipse or spiral
the space measured by the regular return of a revolving body; the period made by the regular recurrence of a measure of time, or by a succession of similar events
the motion of any body, as a planet or satellite, in a curved line or orbit, until it returns to the same point again, or to a point relatively the same; -- designated as the annual, anomalistic, nodical, sidereal, or tropical revolution, according as the point of return or completion has a fixed relation to the year, the anomaly, the nodes, the stars, or the tropics; as, the revolution of the earth about the sun; the revolution of the moon about the earth
the motion of a point, line, or surface about a point or line as its center or axis, in such a manner that a moving point generates a curve, a moving line a surface (called a surface of revolution), and a moving surface a solid (called a solid of revolution); as, the revolution of a right-angled triangle about one of its sides generates a cone; the revolution of a semicircle about the diameter generates a sphere
a total or radical change; as, a revolution in one's circumstances or way of living
a fundamental change in political organization, or in a government or constitution; the overthrow or renunciation of one government, and the substitution of another, by the governed
Etymology: [F. rvolution, L. revolutio. See Revolve.]
A revolution is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time. Aristotle described two types of political revolution: ⁕Complete change from one constitution to another ⁕Modification of an existing constitution. Revolutions have occurred through human history and vary widely in terms of methods, duration, and motivating ideology. Their results include major changes in culture, economy, and socio-political institutions. Scholarly debates about what does and does not constitute a revolution center around several issues. Early studies of revolutions primarily analyzed events in European history from a psychological perspective, but more modern examinations include global events and incorporate perspectives from several social sciences, including sociology and political science. Several generations of scholarly thought on revolutions have generated many competing theories and contributed much to the current understanding of this complex phenomenon.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rev-ō-lū′shun, n. act of revolving: motion round a centre: course which brings to the same point or state: space measured by a revolving body: a radical change, as of one's way of living: fundamental change in the government of a country: a revolt: a complete rotation through 360°: a round of periodic changes, as the revolutions of the seasons: the winding of a spiral about its axis: change of circumstances: consideration.—adj. Revolū′tionary, pertaining to, or tending to, a revolution in government.—v.t. Revolū′tionise, to cause a revolution or entire change of anything.—ns. Revolū′tionism; Revolū′tionist, one who promotes or favours a revolution.—The American Revolution, the change from the position of colonies to that of national independence effected by the thirteen American colonies of England in 1776; The French Revolution, the downfall of the old French monarchy and the old absolutism (1789); The Revolution, the expulsion of James II. from the throne of England (1689), and the establishment of a really constitutional government under William III. and Mary. [Revolve.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a sudden change for most part in the constitution of a country in consequence of internal revolt, particularly when a monarchy is superseded by a republic, as in France in 1789, in 1848, and 1870, that in 1830 being merely from one branch of the Bourbon family to another, such as that also in England in 1658. The French Revolution of 1798 is the revolution by pre-eminence, and the years 1848-49 were years of revolutions in Europe.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In politics, any extensive change in the constitution of a country suddenly brought about. The most important events in history known under this name are: The destruction of the Assyrian empire, and the foundation of that of the Medes and Persians by Cyrus the Great, 536 B.C.; the foundation of the Macedonian empire on the destruction of the Persian, by the defeat of Darius Codomanus, by Alexander the Great, 331 B.C.; the establishment of the Roman empire on the ruins of the republic by Julius Cæsar, 47 B.C.; the establishment of the empire of the Western Franks under Charlemagne, 800; the revolution in Portugal, by which the Portuguese threw off the Spanish yoke and placed John, duke of Braganza, on the throne, 1640; the English revolution of the 17th century, which began in the early part of the reign of Charles I., with the struggle between that king and his Parliament. In 1642, the struggle became a civil war, in which the Parliament obtained the ascendency, and brought Charles to the block in 1649. A republic followed, under the protectorate of Oliver Cromwell, which was succeeded in 1660 by the restoration of monarchy in the person of Charles II.; but the arbitrary rule of James II. brought the king and people again into antagonism, and James having fled the country, William III. was called to the throne under such conditions and safeguards as secured the balance of the constitution. The revolutions in Russia, 1730 and 1762. The French revolution was a violent reaction against that absolutism which had come in the course of time to supplant the old feudal institutions of the country. It began with an outbreak of insurrectionary movements at Paris in July, 1789, including the destruction of the Bastile. On January 21, 1793, King Louis XVI. was beheaded. A disastrous reign of terror followed (see Reign of Terror), which was brought to an end in 1794. The revolution in Sweden, 1772 and 1809; in Holland, 1795, and counter-revolution in 1813; in Poland, 1704, 1795, and 1830. The American Revolution of 1775, by which the United States threw off their dependence on Great Britain. The French revolution of 1830, which drove Charles X. into exile, and raised Louis Philippe, duke of Orleans, to the throne by the will of the people; as also the revolution of 1848, when France rose against Louis Philippe and adopted for a time a republican form of government; which was followed by the revolution of 1851. The revolutions in the Netherlands, and in Brunswick, 1830; in Brazil, 1831; in Hungary, 1848; in Rome, 1798 and 1848; in Italy, 1859-60, when the various minor sovereigns were driven into exile, and the whole of the peninsula, with the exception of the Roman and Venetian territory, became subject to the constitutional sway of Victor Emmanuel; in the United States, 1860-65; in the Danubian principalities, 1869; and the Papal States, suppressed, October, 1867.
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The numerical value of Revolution in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Revolution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
This means we must subject the machinetechnologyto control and cease despoiling the earth and filling people with goodies merely to make money. The search of the young today is more specific than the ancient search for the Holy Grail. The search of the youth today is for ways and means to make the machineand the vast bureaucracy of the corporation state and of government that runs that machinethe servant of man. That is the revolution that is coming. That revolutionnow that the people hold the residual powers of governmentneed not be a repetition of 1776. It could be a revolution in the nature of an explosive political regeneration. It depends on how wise the Establishment is. If, with its stockpile of arms, it resolves to suppress the dissenters, America will face, I fear, an awful ordeal.
No one makes a revolution by himself; and there are some revolutions which humanity accomplishes without quite knowing how, because it is everybody who takes them in hand.
It is well enough that the people of this nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
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- إنقلاب, ثورةArabic
- revolucióCatalan, Valencian
- Revolution, UmdrehungGerman
- επανάσταση, περιστροφήGreek
- رولوسیون, انقلاب, شورشPersian
- kierros, vallankumous, pyörähdysFinnish
- révolution, coup d'état, tourFrench
- rèabhlaidScottish Gaelic
- cassey, çhyndaa, irree maghManx
- क्रांति, इंक़िलाबHindi
- forradalom, keringés, fordulat, forgásHungarian
- պտույտ, հեղափոխությունArmenian
- 革命, 改革, 回転, 公転Japanese
- төңкеріс, революцияKazakh
- 혁명, 革命Korean
- خول, شۆڕشKurdish
- ubah desak, pusingan, revolusiMalay
- revolusjon, rotasjonNorwegian
- rewolucja, obrót, przewrótPolish
- revolução, rotação, giroPortuguese
- оборот, вращение, переворот, революцияRussian
- револуција, revolucijaSerbo-Croatian
- rotation, revolution, revoltionSwedish
- mapinduzi, geuza, mageuziSwahili
- öwrülişik, rewolýusiýaTurkmen
- devrim, döngü, ihtilal, darbeTurkish
- cuộc cách mạngVietnamese
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