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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The revision helped to trigger discontent with the SEIU within the labor coalition. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Kaiser’s bitter contract talks could jeopardize its 20-year partnership with labor," 6 Sep. 2019 Models included in the mileage revisions can be found at Tom Krisher,, "EPA forces VW to correct gas mileage on 98,000 vehicles," 30 Aug. 2019 The revision comes days after Moody’s Investors Service cut its own forecast for 2019 to 6.2% from the previous estimation of 6.8%. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "Who gains from India’s new foreign investment norms?," 29 Aug. 2019 Result: Win Record: 6-3/3-3 Comment: Marked this as a loss for the Cougars in my initial tally of North results — both teams have two weeks to prepare — then switched to a WSU victory in the revision. Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, "Pac-12 football preview: Road schedule, new quarterback pose challenges for Washington State," 27 Aug. 2019 But food policy experts said the revision would hit low-income workers especially hard. Hayat Norimine, Dallas News, "Tens of thousands of Dallas County residents at risk of losing SNAP benefits, policy experts say," 22 Aug. 2019 The revisions are expected to be reviewed by the San Diego County Planning Commission this fall and then considered by the Board of Supervisors by the end of the year. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "County collects ideas for boosting agri-tourism," 21 Aug. 2019 Additionally, the revisions curtail an important function of the ESA: protecting lands that at-risk species need to survive. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Trump Administration Overhauls How the Endangered Species Act Is Enforced," 13 Aug. 2019 One of the biggest drivers behind the revisions was an attempt to make the level of permitting match the scale of proposals, according to Roberson. Denise Coffey,, "Brooklyn Seeks Input On Proposed Regulations," 29 July 2019

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First Known Use of revision

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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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