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Definition of revolution
1a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system. (the Revolution) the American Revolution. (often the Revolution) (in Marxism) the class struggle that is expected to lead to political change and the triumph of communism. a dramatic and wide-reaching change in the way something works or is organized or in people’s ideas about it:marketing underwent a revolution 2an instance of revolving:one revolution a second the movement of an object in a circular or elliptical course around another or about an axis or center:observing the revolution about the axis of rotation a single orbit of one object around another or about an axis or center.