Translation of revolution in Spanish:

revolution

Pronunciation: /ˌrevəˈluːʃən/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 c and u [Politics/Política] revolución (feminine) come the revolution cuando venga la revolución
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    • By the end of the war, Woodrow Wilson hoped for a liberal revolution in Germany, whereas the Bolsheviks anticipated a socialist revolution.
    • They regard the 1917 Russian revolution as merely a capitalist revolution overthrowing feudalism.
    • This was necessitated by the severe economic problems the country faced in the aftermath of the civil war and the defeat of socialist revolutions in Europe.
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    • They, too, saw a need to keep the Kadets on the side of the Revolution.
    • Louis was now a prisoner of the Revolution and an enemy of the Revolution.
    • But the Revolution has not yet fulfilled its tasks.
    1.2 (radical change) revolución (feminine)
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    • The materials revolution led to a dramatic and sudden decrease in the cost of building bridges up to 1000m in span a decade ago, and as a consequence we have seen these new kinds of bridges cropping up everywhere.
    • While there may be a few scattered news operations that the revolution has not yet touched, the profession has undergone a technological transformation.
    • This is also a cultural question, and Nigeria needs as much a revolution in attitudes and thinking as it does in new legislation or new measures.
  • 2 countable/numerable [Astronomy/Astronomía] [Mech] revolución (feminine) 45/33 revolutions per minute 45/33 revoluciones por minuto (before noun/delante del nombre) revolution counter cuentarrevoluciones (masculine plural), tacómetro (masculine)
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    • The Blazer also has a maximum power of 138 horsepower at 5,600 revolutions per minute (rpm).
    • When you have a hamster in your head than runs on its wheel at 300 revolutions a second, you certainly don't have to plan your stand-up act.
    • The researchers initiated this process by feeding their rotors with ATP, and saw them revolve under the microscope at around five revolutions per second.
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    • Before I do this, I have to revisit science concepts and make sure I understand orbits, rotations, revolutions and seasons.
    • For example, the Hilda asteroids circle the Sun three times for every two revolutions of Jupiter.
    • Since the rotations and revolutions of the moon were different from Earth, an artificial sky, sun, and moon were set up to simulate Earth.

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