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See also: revolution and révolution


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Capitalization of revolution.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Any of several political/military revolutions (or revolutionary wars), taken specifically.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • In English-language contexts, the term frequently refers to the American Revolution of 1775-1783.


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  • IPA(key): /ˌʁe(ː).vo.luˈtsi̯oːn/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˌʁɛ.vo.lʊˈtsi̯oːn/, /ˌʁɛ.vlʊˈtsi̯oːn/ (variants in common speech)
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Revolution f (genitive Revolution, plural Revolutionen)

  1. revolution
    • 1932, Erich Mühsam, Die Befreiung der Gesellschaft vom Staat, in: Erich Mühsam: Prosaschriften II, Verlag europäische ideen Berlin (1978), page 290:
      Selbst da, wo schon die Revolution unter der Losung „Alle Macht den Räten!“ den Sieg der Arbeiter und Bauern brachte, wurden die Räte staats- und parteiuntertan […]
      Even there, where the revolution, under the slogan "All power to the councils!", already brought the victory of the workers and peasants, the councils became servant to state and party […]


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