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 revision (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 The revision surgery was done to repair a left medial malleolus stress fracture, Neil Olshey, president of basketball operations announced in a statement. oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers’ Zach Collins undergoes second ankle surgery, out indefinitely: ‘I just really feel bad for Zach.’," 30 Dec. 2020 Nelson argues, contrary to Weber, that there are actually two Protestant ethics, the original one espoused by Martin Luther, who sparked the Protestant Reformation, and Calvin’s revision of Luther’s theology, which over time came to predominate. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, "Getting to Denmark," 30 Dec. 2020 The accord, a revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement, allows the United States to block imports from facilities in Mexico that curtail workers’ rights to unionize and bargain collectively. New York Times, "How Biden Can Move His Economic Agenda Without Congress," 15 Dec. 2020 Newsom's blueprint for reopening, a revision of previous reopening guidelines, which critics argue continue to change criteria, established a system of four tiers. Bethany Blankley, Washington Examiner, "Religious liberty lawsuits against California governor volley among divided lower courts, ultimately will land in Supreme Court," 27 Oct. 2020 The law has completed its public comment period and is currently under revision, according to SAMR. Jane Li, Quartz, "Beijing just fired another anti-trust warning shot at China’s tech giants," 14 Dec. 2020 Those include procedures such as cosmetics, primary and revision joint therapy and elective bariatric or hernia surgeries. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, "Cleveland Clinic again postponing some nonessential surgeries as COVID-19 hospitalizations rise," 4 Dec. 2020 The bloc is updating its rules for cross-border securities trading and won’t grant Britain a stamp of approval until the revision is completed in the middle of next year. Eshe Nelson, New York Times, "Brexit Is Nipping at London’s Role as a Financial Powerhouse," 27 Nov. 2020 Kiese Laymon on revision, radical friendship, and community. Longreads, "The Top 5 Longreads of the Week," 20 Nov. 2020

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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 2021

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“Revision.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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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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