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revolutions around revolution

Posted by shashi on February 11, 2006

Here is another interesting word ‘Revolve’. Revolve means to rotate around something. Revolution means rotations but there is another meaning of revolution ie.change

To move or cause something to move round a central point or line      The Earth revolves around the sun

A circular movement
The revolution of the Earth around the sun was proposed by Copernicus.
A very important change in the way that people do things
A technological revolution
Penicillin produced a revolution in medicine
A change in the way a country is governed, usually to a different political system and often using violence or war:
 The French Revolution changed France from a monarchy to a republic.


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