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revolutionary

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adjective rev·o·lu·tion·ary \-shə-ˌner-ē\

Definition of revolutionary

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or constituting a revolution <revolutionary war> b :  tending to or promoting revolution c :  constituting or bringing about a major or fundamental change <a revolutionary new product>

  2. 2 capitalized :  of or relating to the American Revolution or to the period in which it occurred

revolutionarily

play \-ˌlü-shə-ˈner-ə-lē\ adverb

revolutionariness

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Examples of revolutionary in a sentence

  1. <a candidate with a lot of crazy, revolutionary ideas that no one seems to be going for>

  2. <revolutionary forces that were soundly defeated before reaching the capital>

1774

First Known Use of revolutionary

1774


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revolutionary

noun rev·o·lu·tion·ary

Definition of revolutionary

plural

revolutionaries

  1. 1 :  one engaged in a revolution

  2. 2 :  an advocate or adherent of revolutionary doctrines

Examples of revolutionary in a sentence

  1. <after the collapse of the Russian monarchy, the moderate socialists briefly governed until being overthrown by the Bolshevik revolutionaries>

  2. <at first the government was not worried about this small band of unarmed revolutionaries>

1850

First Known Use of revolutionary

1850


REVOLUTIONARY Defined for English Language Learners

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revolutionary

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adjective rev·o·lu·tion·ary \-shə-ˌner-ē\

Definition of revolutionary for English Language Learners

  • : relating to, involving, or supporting a political revolution

  • : causing or relating to a great or complete change


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revolutionary

noun rev·o·lu·tion·ary

Definition of revolutionary for English Language Learners

  • : someone who leads, joins, or wants a revolution


REVOLUTIONARY Defined for Kids

revolutionary

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adjective rev·o·lu·tion·ary \ˌre-və-ˈlü-shə-ˌner-ē\

Definition of revolutionary for Students

  1. 1 :  relating to or involving rebellion against a ruler or government <revolutionary leaders>

  2. 2 :  being or bringing about a big or important change <a revolutionary invention>

  3. 3 cap :  of or relating to the American Revolution



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