[ noun ] a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving
"the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution"
Used in print(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
But it has been during the last two centuries , during the scientific revolution , that our independence from the physical environment has made the most rapid strides .(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
Greek civilization was swirling toward its great revolution , in which the developed qualities of the Hellenic outlook were suddenly to break forth .
The revolution was well under_way before 700 B.C. , and premonitory signs go_back virtually across the century .
On this principle of division I must postpone the evolution of sculpture , architecture , society , and politics ; for the developments in these areas make_sense only if they are connected to the age of revolution itself .
[ noun ] (military,politics) the overthrow of a government by those who are governed
Used in print(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)
Han 's student days were at_a time when Europe was in a new intellectual ferment following the revolutions in America and in France , Germany and Italy were rising from divisive nationalisms and a strong wave of intellectual awareness was sweeping the Continent .(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)
There was the Hungarian Revolution which we praised and mourned , but did nothing about .
There was the Polish Revolution which we misunderstood and then helped guide along a course favorable to Soviet interests .
There was the revolution in Tibet which we pretended did not exist .(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)
Properly mindful of all the cultures in existence today throughout the world , we must employ these resources without war or violent revolution .
[ noun ] 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"