Definition of revision in English:

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revision

Pronunciation: /rɪˈvɪʒ(ə)n/

noun

[mass noun]
1The action of revising: the scheme needs drastic revision
More example sentences
  • The teacher read and edited each story and returned it to the student for revision.
  • Perhaps there are many others who agree that the government's blueprint draft needs revision.
  • In Western Europe, the defence and revision of the myths have run along different tracks.
Synonyms
emendation, correction, alteration, changing, adaptation, editing, copy-editing, rewriting, redrafting, recasting, rephrasing, reworking, updating, revamping
reconsideration, review, re-examination, reassessment, re-evaluation, reappraisal, rethinking, rethink, thinking over;
change, alteration, modification
1.1 [count noun] A revised edition or form of something: a revision of the Hegelian concept of history
More example sentences
  • The number of revisions and editions would indicate that sales were at least adequate.
  • Madge also demanded script revisions to the play, Up for Grabs, in which she is currently starring.
  • This week the cast start rehearsals which will give time for script revisions.
Synonyms
version, corrected version, edition, rewrite, reworking;
variant, form, update, reading, rendition, adaptation

Derivatives

revisionary

adjective
Example sentences
  • The result is an uncompromised production that will appeal to fans of French revolutionary writing, the filmic revisionary mode, as well as the current crop of East Asian cinema.
  • Such revisionary thoughts troubled me last week, and I reached a remarkable conclusion after the soul-searching: I do not need to bet to enjoy racing.
  • Emerson was a prime mover behind revisionary interpretations of Christianity since the early nineteenth century.

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