What does revolutionary mean?

Definitions for revolutionary
ˌrɛv əˈlu ʃəˌnɛr irev·o·lu·tion·a·ry

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word revolutionary.

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.

  2. revolutionaryadjective

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

  3. revolutionaryadjective

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

  4. revolutionaryadjective

    pertaining to something that revolves

  5. 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

  2. Revolutionarynoun

    a revolutionist

  3. 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. 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.

  2. Hannah Arendt:

    The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.

  3. Jonathan Feng:

    If true, it’s revolutionary, for decades, we’ve known of four fundamental forces: gravitation, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. If confirmed by further experiments, this discovery of a possible fifth force would completely change our understanding of the universe, with consequences for the unification of forces and dark matter.

  4. Fred Edwords:

    We are not trying to be revolutionary here.

  5. Shelby Oakley:

    They conceived it as not just having new systems on board, but alternating the shape of the hull and how it was going to move through the water, that was truly revolutionary.

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