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Synonyms for revolution

1. revolution (n.)

the overthrow of a government by those who are governed

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2. revolution (n.)

a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving

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3. french revolution (n.)

the revolution in France against the Bourbons; 1789-1799

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4. industrial revolution (n.)

the transformation from an agricultural to an industrial nation

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6. cultural revolution (n.)

a radical reform in China initiated by Mao Zedong in 1965 and carried out largely by the Red Guard; intended to eliminate counterrevolutionary elements in the government it resulted in purges of the intellectuals and socioeconomic chaos

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7. green revolution (n.)

the introduction of pesticides and high-yield grains and better management during the 1960s and 1970s which greatly increased agricultural productivity

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8. mexican revolution (n.)

a revolution for agrarian reforms led in northern Mexico by Pancho Villa and in southern Mexico by Emiliano Zapata (1910-1911)

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9. russian revolution (n.)

the revolution against the czarist government which led to the abdication of Nicholas II and the creation of a provisional government in March 1917

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10. english revolution (n.)

the revolution against James II; there was little armed resistance to William and Mary in England although battles were fought in Scotland and Ireland (1688-1689)

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