What does revision mean?

Definitions for revision
rɪˈvɪʒ ənre·vi·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. revision, alterationnoun

    the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)

    "it would require a drastic revision of his opinion"

  2. revision, revisal, revise, rescriptnoun

    the act of rewriting something

  3. rewrite, revision, rescriptnoun

    something that has been written again

    "the rewrite was much better"


  1. revisionnoun

    The act of revising.

  2. revisionnoun

    A changed edition, or new version; a modification.

  3. revisionnoun

    A story corrected or expanded by an author commissioned by the original writer.

    a revision story

  4. revisionnoun

    The looking back over of one's (previously learnt or written) notes in preparation for a test or examination.

    All that last minute revision really paid off in the exam! I got top marks!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revisionnoun

    the act of revising; reexamination for correction; review; as, the revision of a book or writing, or of a proof sheet; a revision of statutes

  2. Revisionnoun

    that which is made by revising

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. revision

    A re-examination for correction. Where an officer, who orders a court-martial, does not approve their proceedings, he may, by the custom of war, return them to the court for revision, and no additional evidence can be taken on such revision.—Hough.

Editors Contribution

  1. revision

    The act and process of revising.

    The revision period was easy simple and efficient.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 6, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'revision' in Nouns Frequency: #2458

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of revision in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of revision in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of revision in a Sentence

  1. John Cavadini:

    He doesn’t thereby canonize or dogmatize a scientific theory, which by its very nature is subject to falsification and revision, but it is within the pope’s competence and authority to call attention to our moral responsibilities and duties in the face of the best scientific theory out there, especially when the consequences of not doing so are serious or even drastic, and where silence could be interpreted as scandalous.

  2. Christine Lagarde:

    The global outlook has weakened further over the last six months so you can (deduce) from that there will be a slight revision (in the IMF estimates).

  3. Jonathan Greenert:

    Any funding level below ... this submission will require revision to our defense strategy. And put simply, it will damage the national security of the country.

  4. Christoph Wille:

    The lack of effective consultations and transparency in the revision process has contributed to a perception that the government is not serious about reforming the sector, improving its management and reducing corruption.

  5. Tom Porcelli:

    We think last week's print of just under 3.5 million is ripe for a dramatic upward revision, this week we look for another sizeable 4 million increase.

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Translations for revision

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  • مراجعةArabic
  • revizeCzech
  • Überarbeitung, Wiederholung, RevisionGerman
  • διασκευή, αναθεώρησηGreek
  • revisiónSpanish
  • tarkistus, tarkastusFinnish
  • révision, modificationFrench
  • sùil air ais, ath-sgrùdadhScottish Gaelic
  • revisioneItalian
  • 復習Japanese
  • 復習, 복습Korean
  • herzieningDutch
  • ревизия, пересмотр, переработка, пересмотренное и исправленное издание, повторение, исправлениеRussian
  • sửa đổiVietnamese
  • יבעראַרבעטונגYiddish

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    • A. emerge
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