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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Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Pierre Moscovici said the downward revision was due to external factors such as U.S. trade uncertainty and high oil prices. Lucas Laursen, Fortune, "The EU Just Slashed the Eurozone Growth Forecast Because of U.S. Trade War Tensions," 12 July 2018 The downward revision highlights the fallout from mounting trade tensions between the EU and U.S. President Donald Trump, whose steel and aluminum tariffs on European exporters in June drew retaliation from Brussels on American products. Emre Peker, WSJ, "Europe Sees Trade Tensions With U.S. Eating Into Economic Growth," 12 July 2018 One possible revision, Kittleman said, could be to expand stream channels and the flood plain to better allow water to move naturally to the Patapsco River. Kate Magill, Howard County Times, "Officials say Ellicott City must adapt to survive future floods," 29 June 2018 The revisions reduce the retail square footage from 12,000 to 10,000 square feet on the street level and increase garage parking spaces from 447 to 449. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Oswego to look at revisions to plans for $64 million development downtown," 29 June 2018 Consequently, Bennett announced that Habayit Hayehudi MKs on the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee would vote against the revision. Ariel Kahana, Jewish Journal, "Lawmakers back tougher version of terrorist wages bill," 27 June 2018 The revision comes at a time when public concern over technology abuse is high and rising. Robbie Gonzalez, WIRED, "WHO Calls Gaming Disorder an Illness. Experts Say Not So Fast," 19 June 2018 The revision of the revisionist narrative is that if Iguodala had been healthy, the Rockets might have been eliminated in five games. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, "A dynasty secured," 13 June 2018 Congress revises its laws all the time, and the most recent revision is the proper way to understand how Congress intends the law to work. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Legal scholars think the new Obamacare lawsuit is “ludicrous”," 8 June 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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