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evolution (ev" uh LOO shuhn) (noun)
Process of change, typically involving development from a less complex status to a more complex one: The evolution of childhood is marked by many opportunities for fun and learning.
revolution (rev" uh LOO shuhn) (noun)
1. An unexpected, fundamental, and radical change, often in relation to a political context: The student uprising or revolution on the university campus surprised everyone.
2. A measure of time for a celestial body to complete the orbit around its axis: The approximate revolution of the earth around the sun is 365 days.

The theory of evolution caused a revolution in the way people understood the laws of natural history.

1. The movement of one celestial body which is in orbit around another one. It is often measured as the "orbital period".
2. An attempt to overthrow the existing form of a political organization, the principles of economic production and distribution, and the allocation of social status.
3. A rebellion in which a government is overthrown; usually, by force, and a new group of rulers takes over.

Sometimes the whole social order is overthrown.

4. Any large-scale change in society; such as, the Industrial Revolution which was also a cultural revolution.

The development of the microchip caused a revolution in the computer industry.

5. A drastic and far-reaching change in the ways of thinking and behaving.
6. Etymology: from the late 14th century, originally referring to celestial bodies, from Old French revolution, from Late Latin revolutionem, revolutio, "a revolving"; from Latin revolutus, revolvere, "to turn, to roll back".

Latin volvere, "to roll" with the prefix re-, "again" produced revolvere, "to roll back, to turn", which when filtered through French, became the English term revolve in the 14th century; originally, meaning "to change" and only taking on the meaning "orbit" in the late 1600's.

Revolution also came into English via French, in the late 14th century, with the original meaning of "the action of a celestial body moving in an orbit".

Over a period of time, revolution came to mean, "turning around" or "change", and by 1600, it acquired the meaning of "overthrow of the established order".

This entry is located in the following units: re-, red- (page 9) -tion (page 19) volv-, volu-, -volve, volut-, -volute, -volution (page 4)
(our learning revolution)
(hailed as next industrial revolution but newspaper interest hasn't been there)
Word Entries containing the term: “revolution
Agricultural Revolution
A term for the period in history beginning shortly before the Industrial Revolution, when significant improvements in agricultural production were achieved through such means as land reform, crop rotation, livestock improvements, and innovations in technology; for example, improved plows.
This entry is located in the following unit: agri-, agrio-, ager (page 2)
Industrial Revolution (s) (noun) (a proper noun)
A period when major social and economic changes took place in Britain, Europe, and the United States in the late 18th and early 19th centuries when new machinery, new sources of electrical power, and new ways of manufacturing products were developed.
This entry is located in the following unit: stru-, struct-, -structure, -struction, -structive (page 5)
industrial revolution (s) (noun), industrial revolutions (pl)
1. The social and economic changes brought about when the extensive mechanization of production systems resulted in a major shift from home manufacturing to large-scale factory production.
2. A complex of economic and social changes caused by the shift of production from hand or physical labor at home, or in small workshops, to mechanized systems in large factories; such as, in the weaving of textiles, etc.

Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, enough fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) have been burned and enough forests cut down to emit more than 500 billion tons of CO2.

—An excerpt compiled from
"The Acid Sea" by Elizabeth Kobert; National Geographic; April, 2011; page 108.
This entry is located in the following unit: stru-, struct-, -structure, -struction, -structive (page 5)
spheroid, ellipsoid of revolution
1. A three-dimensional object that is shaped like a sphere, but is not perfectly round; such as, an ellipsoid or a geometric surface or a solid figure shaped like an oval.
2. Having a shape that is approximately spherical.
3. Any globular body, or one resembling a sphere.
4. An ellipsoid (a geometric surface or a solid figure shaped like an oval) generated by the rotation of an ellipse (a two-dimensional shape like a stretched circle with slightly longer flatter sides) around one of its axes or a straight line around which a geometric figure or a three-dimensional object is symmetrical.
This entry is located in the following units: -oid, -oidal, -oidism, -odic (page 19) sphero-, spher-, -sphere- (page 14)
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Industrial Revolution
A period of rapid development that started in about 1750 and transformed the economics of the West from a primarily agriculture-based system to manufacturing-based systems.
Neolithic Revolution
A term describing a series of changes that occurred between about twenty thousand and six thousand years ago, when humans started to produce much more sophisticated, polished tools, as well as pottery and woven materials.
Scientific Revolution
A period of accelerated scientific discover that completely reshaped the world.

Usually dated from about 1550 to 1700, the Scientific Revolution saw the origination of the scientific method and the introduction of ideas; such as, the heliocentric universe and gravity.

Its leading fugures included Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, and Isaac Newton.