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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Recent Examples on the Web Rather than operating in the black that year, as its audited financial statements asserted, the charity operated $382,554 in the red, according to a second revision of the filing. Steve Thompson, Washington Post, "Sloppy accounting, funding debts: A look at Rockeymoore Cummings’s charity," 20 Dec. 2019 The 2020 tax levies will be finalized in December and are still subject to revision. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "In St. Paul, 2020 will be a tough tax year for low-value homes; here’s how to understand property taxes," 23 Nov. 2019 Both standards are also backward compatible, falling back to the oldest revision used in a connection. Jon L. Jacobi, PCWorld, "HDMI vs. DisplayPort: Which display interface reigns supreme?," 13 Nov. 2019 Internal communications reveal that Facebook ultimately tied the change to a revision of another product: Facebook Login. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Massive Facebook document leak gives ammunition to investigators," 7 Nov. 2019 Wage data are notoriously noisy and prone to revision. Gwynn Guilford, Quartz, "Wage growth is slowing—which could be an ominous sign for the economy," 6 Oct. 2019 In all, seven presidential hopefuls had called for Kavanaugh's impeachment after the initial story was published, prior to the revision -- including Sens. Fox News, "Lindsey Graham says any Kavanaugh impeachment 'dead on arrival' in Senate," 18 Sep. 2019 The unemployment rate is based on a survey of 5,000 households statewide and is often subject to revision. Kathleen Pender,, "Bay Area unemployment rates stayed near rock bottom in June," 19 July 2019 According to early revisions calculated by the Dallas Fed, Texas job growth in the fall was significantly slower than earlier reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest. Erin Douglas, Houston Chronicle, "Huge revisions show Houston’s economy wasn’t as hot as early numbers said," 19 Dec. 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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17 Jan 2020

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“Revision.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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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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