of, pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of a revolution, or a sudden, complete, or marked change: a revolutionary junta.
radically new or innovative; outside or beyond established procedure, principles, etc.: a revolutionary discovery.
(initial capital letter) of or pertaining to the american revolution or to the period contemporaneous with it in U.S. history: Revolutionary heroes; Revolutionary weapons.
noun, plural revolutionaries.
a revolutionist.

1765–75; revolution + -ary

revolutionarily, adverb
revolutionariness, noun
antirevolutionary, noun, plural antirevolutionaries, adjective
nonrevolutionary, adjective, noun, plural nonrevolutionaries.
post-Revolutionary, adjective
prerevolutionary, adjective
prorevolutionary, adjective
semirevolutionary, adjective, noun, plural semirevolutionaries.
ultrarevolutionary, adjective, noun, plural ultrarevolutionaries.
unrevolutionary, adjective

2. unprecedented, novel, drastic, unorthodox. Unabridged
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revolutionary (ˌrɛvəˈluːʃənərɪ)
n , pl -aries
1.  a person who advocates or engages in revolution
2.  relating to or characteristic of a revolution
3.  advocating or engaged in revolution
4.  radically new or different: a revolutionary method of making plastics
5.  rotating or revolving

Revolutionary (ˌrɛvəˈluːʃənərɪ)
1.  chiefly (US) of or relating to the conflict or period of the War of American Independence (1775--83)
2.  of or relating to any of various other Revolutions, esp the Russian Revolution (1917) or the French Revolution (1789)

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Too bad academia itself, a hotbed of anti-Semitism and armchair
  revolutionaries, will take longer to disappear.
In a world of seductive illusions, they became revolutionaries by championing
  the prodigious chaos of the actual world.
The revolutionaries now have plenty of ammunition for their drive to change the
Regular paychecks allowed them to be revolutionaries and pay their rent.
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