re·​vi·​sion | \ ri-ˈvi-zhən How to pronounce revision (audio) \

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 How to pronounce revisionary (audio) \ 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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Among the reasons for the changes, GE said, were revisions of some of its assumptions and valuations, additions of $990 million to legal reserves and the change from international to U.S. accounting standards. Michael Rapoport, WSJ, "How GE Built Up and Wrote Down $22 Billion in Assets," 13 Mar. 2019 Soon, after switching up the controls, the developers settled on playing in landscape, though Franzas says there were plenty of other changes after that, including multiple ground-up revisions of the user interface. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Supercell’s new game mixes Fortnite and Clash Royale, and it’s out soon," 14 Nov. 2018 The Nintendo Switch is only a year old, and with Sony and Microsoft's recent forays into high-end revisions of their consoles, there likely won’t be any exciting new wrinkles in the hardware scene. Julie Muncy, WIRED, "E3 Is Going to be a Weird One—But Don’t Hold Your Breath," 10 June 2018 Interior Minister Horst Seehofer's ban came Wednesday after an internal revision of 4,568 asylum cases found officials at the Bremen branch had intentionally violated regulations. Fox News, "The Latest: Migrants protest overcrowding at Greek camp," 23 May 2018 The monitor has released a first-year plan that includes deadlines for a variety of tasks, including the review and revision of police policies on topics such as the use of force, body cameras and officer misconduct investigations. Jessica Anderson,, "What you need to know about the Baltimore Police consent decree," 6 Apr. 2018 The upward revision in their rate path suggests Fed officials are looking through soft first-quarter economic reports and expect a lift this year and next from tax cuts passed by Republicans in December. Fortune, "Federal Reserve Raises Rates – and Forecasts Steeper Hikes as Economy Soars," 21 Mar. 2018 The upward revision in their rate path suggests Fed officials are looking through soft first-quarter economic reports and expect a lift this year and next from tax cuts passed by Republicans in December. Craig Torres,, "Federal Reserve votes to lift interest rates but splits on the number of future hikes," 21 Mar. 2018 Government data on retail sales tend to be volatile and subject to large revision. Harriet Torry, WSJ, "Retail Sales Declined in December at Fastest Pace Since 2009," 14 Feb. 2019

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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
British : study of information that was studied before

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