What does Revolutionary mean?

Definitions for Revolutionary
ˌrɛv əˈlu ʃəˌnɛr iRev·o·lu·tion·a·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. revolutionist, revolutionary, subversive, subverteradjective

    a radical supporter of political or social revolution

  2. revolutionary, radicaladjective

    markedly new or introducing radical change

    "a revolutionary discovery"; "radical political views"

  3. rotatory, revolutionaryadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic or causing an axial or orbital turn

  4. revolutionaryadjective

    relating to or having the nature of a revolution

    "revolutionary wars"; "the Revolutionary era"

  5. revolutionaryadjective

    advocating or engaged in revolution

    "revolutionary pamphlets"; "a revolutionary junta"

Wiktionary

  1. revolutionarynoun

    A revolutionist; a person who revolts.

    Etymology: confer révolutionnaire

  2. revolutionaryadjective

    Of or pertaining to a revolution in government; tending to, or promoting, revolution; as, revolutionary war; revolutionary measures; revolutionary agitators.

    Etymology: confer révolutionnaire

  3. revolutionaryadjective

    pertaining to something that portends of great change; overthrowing a standing mindset

    Etymology: confer révolutionnaire

  4. revolutionaryadjective

    pertaining to something that revolves

    Etymology: confer révolutionnaire

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revolutionaryadjective

    of or pertaining to a revolution in government; tending to, or promoting, revolution; as, revolutionary war; revolutionary measures; revolutionary agitators

    Etymology: [Cf. F. rvolutionnaire.]

  2. Revolutionarynoun

    a revolutionist

    Etymology: [Cf. F. rvolutionnaire.]

Freebase

  1. Revolutionary

    A revolutionary is a person who either actively participates in, or advocates revolution. Also, when used as an adjective, the term revolutionary refers to something that has a major, sudden impact on society or on some aspect of human endeavor.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. revolutionary

    Tending or pertaining to a revolution in government; as, a revolutionary war.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Revolutionary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3856

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Revolutionary' in Adjectives Frequency: #517

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Revolutionary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Revolutionary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Revolutionary in a Sentence

  1. Adrienne Rich:

    We might hypothetically possess ourselves of every technological resource on the North American continent, but as long as our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless, our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles, our process may be revolutionary but not transformative.

  2. Siphiwe Sibeko/File PhotoPresident Cyril Ramaphosa:

    A giant of our revolutionary cultural movement and our democratic creative industries has been called to rest, the trombone that boomed with boldness and bravery, and equally warmed our hearts with mellow melody has lost its life force.

  3. Rhom Ram:

    For me it's the combination of tokenization and the smart contract that I think is really revolutionary, if you get into other asset classes that are dependent on legal contracts, then typically they take a long time to settle. That's a massive inefficiency.

  4. George Orwell:

    In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

  5. Mark Dubowitz:

    Any company that wants to do business in a key strategic sector of Iran's economy will have to do business with the Revolutionary Guards.

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