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Synonyms of revolution in English:


  • 1 the French Revolution
    subversion, sedition, anarchy, disorder, protest, strike, act of resistance, act of defiance;
    French coup d'état;
    German putsch
    rare jacquerie
  • 2 there has been a revolution in printing techniques
    dramatic change, radical change, drastic/radical alteration, complete shift, sea change, metamorphosis, transformation, conversion, innovation, breakaway;
    upheaval, upset, disruption, convulsions, cataclysm
    informal shake-up
    North American informal shakedown
  • 3 the prop shaft turns 4.7 times for one revolution of a road wheel
    single turn, turn, rotation, circle, whirl, twirl, spin, wheel, roll, round, cycle, circuit, lap
  • 4 the rate of revolution of the earth
    turning, gyration, rotation, circumrotation, wheeling, turning around, circling, whirling, twirling, spinning, swivelling, rolling, orbital motion, orbiting, orbit
    rare circumgyration
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