revolutionary

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English

Etymology

Compare French révolutionnaire.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛvəˈluʃənɛɹi/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛvəˈluːʃənɹi/, /-ˈljuː-/
  • (file)

Adjective

revolutionary (comparative more revolutionary, superlative most revolutionary)

  1. Of or pertaining to a revolution in government; tending to, or promoting, revolution
    revolutionary war
    revolutionary measures
    revolutionary agitators
  2. pertaining to something that portends of great change; overthrowing a standing mindset
    a revolutionary new tool
  3. (sciences) pertaining to something that revolves

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Noun

revolutionary (plural revolutionaries)

  1. A revolutionist; a person who revolts.

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