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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Potomac Watch Podcast The labor report could hardly have been better, with employers creating 312,000 new jobs in the last month of 2018, plus an upward revision of 58,000 for October and November. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Jobs for the Forgotten Man," 4 Jan. 2019 Tesla has steadily tightened up these rules, with recent revisions of the software warning drivers in as little as 30 seconds. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "It took seven miles to pull over a Tesla with a seemingly asleep driver," 1 Dec. 2018 The treaty between the U.S. and Russia has been extended about three times since it was ratified back in 2010 as a revision of the previous pact. Alex Diaz, Fox News, "Russia's nuclear arsenal: All bark and no bite?," 8 Aug. 2018 These subjects were addressed in a 2015 revision of the curriculum, but their inclusion drew backlash from faith groups and more conservative parents. Laignee Barron, Time, "Ontario Reverts to 1998 Sex-Ed Curriculum in a Win for 'Trump-Like' Premier Doug Ford," 12 July 2018 Foolishly, it was scuttled in the mid-’60s during a misguided constitutional revision. George Skelton,, "The November election just got a lot less confusing for California voters," 2 July 2018 On June 2, according to notarial records available online, the foundation board approved a revision of the deed to give Gevers single-signature access to its bank accounts and safe-deposit boxes. Gideon Lewis-kraus, WIRED, "The Blockchain: A Love Story—And a Horror Story," 18 June 2018 Maryland Republicans argued that the state legislature’s 2011 revision of the sixth congressional district unfairly diluted their voting power in the district, which swung to Democratic control. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The Consequences of the Supreme Court’s Punt on Gerrymandering," 18 June 2018 The district is proposing a major revision of the student code of conduct aimed at reducing the number of students being suspended from school — and thus falling further behind in their academic studies. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "From kissing to gun possession: How to get in trouble in Detroit schools," 11 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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