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Revolution 1Definition: 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,
Revolution 2Definition: Return to a point before occupied, or to a point relatively the same; a rolling back; return; as, revolution in an ellipse or spiral.
Revolution 3Definition: 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
Revolution 4Definition: 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
stars, or the
tropics; as, the revolution of the earth about the sun; the revolution of the moon about the earth.
Revolution 5Definition: 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.
Revolution 6Definition: 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.
revolution 7Definition: the overthrow of a government by those who are governed
revolution 8Definition: a drastic and
far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving; "the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution"
revolution 9Definition: 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"