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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.
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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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