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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Tiger Lake would be available in both a U- and Y-series revision. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Leaked Intel roadmaps call Intel's 10nm transition into question yet again," 26 Apr. 2019 In fact, Sams says a lower-cost revision of the traditional Xbox One S, with some incidental features removed, is also planned for sometime next year. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Report: Cheaper, disc-free Xbox One option coming next year," 16 Nov. 2018 The league's competition committee has proposed a revision of its controversial catch rule. Geoffrey C. Arnold,, "NFL committee proposes new 'simplifying' catch rule," 21 Mar. 2018 This revision is a much shorter experience than both Eldritch Horror and the older Arkham Horror. Charlie Theel, Ars Technica, "Arkham Horror Third Edition: The classic Lovecraft adventure returns," 24 Nov. 2018 Such revisions are unusual for Mr. Wuorinen, who is not one to dwell on his back catalog. New York Times, "He Has Fans, Fame and an Acclaimed ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Opera. So Why Is Charles Wuorinen So Cranky?," 25 May 2018 The revision is for a one-lane drive-through that would be the fourth in that commercial row. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Minimalist Wendy's proposed in Aurora aims to attract millennials," 9 Apr. 2018 Yet revisions are just as likely to make the results worse as better. The Economist, "How bad could it get?," 15 Mar. 2018 The two-week demonstration paralyzed the capital, Islamabad, leading to the sacking of a government minister and the legislation's revision. Fox News, "Pakistan's Ahmadis fearful as leaders bow to extremists," 28 Sep. 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
British : study of information that was studied before

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