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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 revisions
  • Much of the excellence of his best poems arises from the never-ending revisions to which he subjected them.
  • Yet such appeals or revisions of causes are sometimes necessary to hinder crying injustices and oppressions.
  • The bibliography of the later editions is difficult, as the book underwent many revisions and changes.
  • Crutzen, who started the debate, thinks its real value won't lie in revisions to geology textbooks.
  • Questionable findings are not published without revisions.
  • Out political system is long overdue for some major revisions.
  • He has made corrections and revisions and has made coherent arguments.
  • We'll get two more revisions over the next two months.
  • It still has two revisions to endure over the next two months.
  • For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.
British Dictionary definitions for revisions


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 revisions



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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