Definition of revision in English:

revision

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The action of revising.

    ‘the scheme needs drastic revision’
    • ‘Exhibitors have opposed any revision of the business norms in the film industry.’
    • ‘In Western Europe, the defence and revision of the myths have run along different tracks.’
    • ‘I didn't even look at yesterday's poem with a view to revision, and that's almost unheard of.’
    • ‘The teacher read and edited each story and returned it to the student for revision.’
    • ‘Normally, prosecutors return case files they consider weak or in need of revision.’
    • ‘Reference works, like guide books, need constant revision and sometimes replacement.’
    • ‘I seem to be unable to write in prose at the minute; I think all that revision has screwed up my brain.’
    • ‘Mr Leslie said he was would be pressing for a return to the old timetable when there is further revision in the summer.’
    • ‘Since modern policing began at the end of the 19th century, it has been subject to constant revision.’
    • ‘Winston Churchill's reputation has proved remarkably resilient to revision.’
    • ‘And after weeks of study and revision they all agreed their results were worth the effort.’
    • ‘Children too are finding the Internet at home and school invaluable as a research tool for homework and revision.’
    • ‘Now is not the right time to discuss the repeal or revision of the National Security Law.’
    • ‘I do agree with raising the age allowable to purchase an air weapon and with some revision on the supervision laws.’
    • ‘They also expect pupils will have time to play sport, do revision and homework and enjoy arts activities.’
    • ‘I was lazy at school but usually sailed through exams with minimal revision and maximum guilt and stress.’
    • ‘York students have seen weeks of revision go down the drain after a blundering examination board lost their papers.’
    • ‘I felt it was my reward for managing to do five hours of revision yesterday, which is pretty impressive for me.’
    • ‘Perhaps there are many others who agree that the government's blueprint draft needs revision.’
    • ‘The drafts so far published will be subject to further revision and negotiation.’
    emendation, correction, alteration, changing, adaptation, editing, copy-editing, rewriting, redrafting, recasting, rephrasing, reworking, updating, revamping
    reconsideration, review, re-examination, reassessment, re-evaluation, reappraisal, rethinking, rethink, thinking over
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    1. 1.1[count noun]A revised edition or form of something.
      ‘a revision of the Hegelian concept of history’
      • ‘With the latest price revision last week, the price now stands at Rs 33.88 per litre.’
      • ‘We should take our time and undertake as many revisions as are necessary.’
      • ‘He said the government and the House had yet to agree on several articles in the proposed revision of the law.’
      • ‘Readers of the first edition might be disappointed if they seek major revisions.’
      • ‘I've had my head down on the book all day, racing through the new revision.’
      • ‘It has been billed as the most radical revision to the criteria for awarding such grants ever undertaken in the UK.’
      • ‘But here his revisions are about concentration, while providing extra variety of mood.’
      • ‘This week the cast start rehearsals which will give time for script revisions.’
      • ‘The successive revisions of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations are Helen M. Whall's subject.’
      • ‘Later revisions may change the picture, but for now it does not look good.’
      • ‘Leading academics from many fields have worked on revisions to the articles which now number 8000.’
      • ‘Twenty-three revisions were then made and two complete re-writes carried out.’
      • ‘Never mind that leading constitutional lawyers insist that the revisions have no standing in law.’
      • ‘Madge also demanded script revisions to the play, Up for Grabs, in which she is currently starring.’
      • ‘Indeed, you may want to make quite substantial revisions of your review towards the end of writing up your work.’
      • ‘The number of revisions and editions would indicate that sales were at least adequate.’
      • ‘After countless revisions and updates, we finally got a plan to Sheffield on time.’
      • ‘The two community councils are currently seeking majority support for a speed limit revision.’
      • ‘Have there been any scientific revisions since this report was published?’
      • ‘Negotiate on our terms or not at all: that was the meaning of the second revision.’

Pronunciation:

revision

/rɪˈvɪʒ(ə)n/