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[ri-vizh-uh n] /rɪˈvɪʒ ən/
the act or work of revising.
a process of revising.
a revised form or version, as of a book.
Origin of revision
1605-15; < Late Latin revīsiōn- (stem of revīsiō), equivalent to Latin revīs(us) (see revise) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
revisional, revisionary, adjective
nonrevision, noun
prerevision, noun
prorevision, adjective
1. alteration, correction, emendation. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for revision
  • Scar revision is surgery to improve or reduce the appearance of scars.
  • Aim for your students to engage in the kind of editing and revision that you do when you write papers with colleagues.
  • Fresh data from ground-based telescopes indicate that a prevailing view of the solar neighborhood needs revision.
  • All scientific scenarios are subject to further revision.
  • He could rotate objects in his mind and make technical drawings without the need for a single revision.
  • It fit the available facts and it was open to revision if new facts contradicting it came to light.
  • Science is a project in a constant state of revision.
  • But each revision has the potential to show us something new.
  • Today's announcement is an upward revision of that number.
  • Get a couple of chapters out there as articles, and you'll be able to test your ideas for the revision.
British Dictionary definitions for revision


the act or process of revising
(Brit) the process of rereading a subject or notes on it, esp in preparation for an examination
a corrected or new version of a book, article, etc
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Word Origin and History for revision

1610s, "act of revising," from French révision, from Late Latin revisionem (nominative revisio) "a seeing again," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin revidere (see revise). Meaning "a product of revision" is from 1845.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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revision in Technology
A release of a piece of software which is not a major release or a bugfix, but only introduces small changes or new features.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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