re·​vi·​sion | \ri-ˈvi-zhən \

Definition of revision 

1a : an act of revising

b : a result of revising : alteration

2 : a revised version

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Other Words from revision

revisionary \ ri-​ˈvi-​zhə-​ˌner-​ē \ adjective

Examples of revision in a Sentence

This edition is filled with revisions. A revision of the theory will be necessary. They made revisions to the book. The teacher gave me some suggestions for revision. This is the original version, not the revision. Here is my revision of the paragraph.
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Also under the revision, each franchise will have the power to issue their own policies, which could include fines for players protesting the anthem, under the conduct detrimental provision of the league’s personal conduct policy. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "NFL's national anthem policy: Players on field must stand, show 'respect'," 23 May 2018 Today’s list is a revision of an earlier proposal published in April, removing 515 items and proposing an additional 284. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "White House announces 25 percent tariff on Chinese tech goods," 15 June 2018 Another matter that popped up was potential revisions to the city's master bond ordinance, which establishes an order of priorities for how revenues produced by KCI are spent. Steve Vockrodt, kansascity, "Opening of new KCI terminal, originally November 2021, is already delayed," 14 June 2018 But since then, there have been several revisions to the figure. Maggie Gordon, Houston Chronicle, "How one Houston high school is dealing with HISD budget cuts," 12 June 2018 There were also downward revisions to earlier months. Justin Lahart, WSJ, "Why Home Sales Are Weak," 23 May 2018 If newspapers are the first draft of history, then the inspector general’s report on the FBI’s handling of the 2016 election is a long-overdue revision. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "How Conservatives Conned James Comey," 15 June 2018 Housing-starts data are volatile from month to month and can be subject to large revisions. Sharon Nunn, WSJ, "U.S. Housing Starts Rebound in May," 19 June 2018 The Legislative Policy Division told the Free Press that this was only the second time that council has voted for its leadership, thanks to a revision in the city charter that shifted that power to the body. Katrease Stafford, Detroit Free Press, "Brenda Jones re-elected president of Detroit City Council after unusual tie-breaking vote," 2 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of revision

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of revision was in 1611

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English Language Learners Definition of revision

: a change or a set of changes that corrects or improves something

: a new version of something : something (such as a piece of writing or a song) that has been corrected or changed

: study of information that was studied before

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