revision

noun
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 As expected, annual revisions to payroll data showed a slower pace of hiring than initially reported for much of 2018 and early 2019. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, "Fed Officials Likely to Take Comfort From Jobs Report," 7 Feb. 2020 Details about the governor’s executive order came as part of an announcement on Monday about revisions to the state’s Energy Master Plan, a document intended to create a road map to reducing the state’s dependency on fossil fuel. New York Times, "With 130-Mile Coast, New Jersey Marks a First in Climate Change Fight," 27 Jan. 2020 The board, meeting this week in Juneau, has been mulling revisions to the rules, including barring vaping and easing a building requirement for shops that want to offer places to consume edibles but not permit smoking. NBC News, "Alaska pot shops to be among 1st in U.S. to allow consumption," 24 Jan. 2020 The board, meeting this week in Juneau, has been mulling revisions to the rules, including barring vaping and easing a building requirement for shops that want to offer places to consume edibles but not permit smoking. Washington Post, "Alaska pot shops to be among 1st in US to allow consumption," 24 Jan. 2020 Answering that question could require substantial revisions to existing planet-formation theories. Lee Billings, Scientific American, "The Curious Case of Proxima C," 15 Jan. 2020 Many of the revisions to the legislation grew out of discussions the governor and her Carbon Policy Office staff had with industrial and forest products companies after the end of last year’s legislative session. oregonlive, "Democrats publicly unveil new climate change legislation; still face significant opposition," 14 Jan. 2020 This week’s anticipated proposal by the White House would be the first revision to NEPA regulations since the 1980s and the first meaningful one since the 1970s. Jean Chemnick, Science | AAAS, "New Trump rule would allow government to ignore climate impacts of major projects," 9 Jan. 2020 Democrats and labor unions insisted on revisions to the text to address enforcement of labor and environmental provisions and intellectual property protection. Amanda M. Countryman, The Conversation, "USMCA: The 3 most important changes in the new NAFTA and why they matter," 11 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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14 Feb 2020

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“Revision.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revisionary?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=r&file=revisi02. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for revision

revision

noun
How to pronounce revision (audio)

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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