quiet revolution

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Quiet Revolution
 
n
(in Canada) French name: Révolution tranquille a period during the 1960s in Quebec, marked by secularization, educational reforms, and rising support for separation from the rest of Canada

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Main Entry:  quiet revolution
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any rapid political, institutional, social, and cultural changes that occur without violence
Example:  The quiet revolution of telecommuting will soon be recognized.
Etymology:  1786; capitalized form refers to 1960s change in Quebec, Canada
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