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Main Entry: rev·o·lu·tion
Pronunciation: secondarystressrev-schwa-primarystresslü-shschwan
Function: noun
1 a : the action by a heavenly body of going round in an orbit b : the time taken to complete one orbit
2 : completion of a course (as of years) : CYCLE
3 a : the action or motion of revolving : a turning round a center or axis : ROTATION b : a single complete turn (as of a wheel or a phonograph record)
4 a : a sudden, extreme, or complete change b : a basic change in government; especially : the overthrow of one government and the substitution of another by the governed
synonym see REBELLION

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