revolution has definitions from the fields of military,politics
[ 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"