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See also: Revision, revisión, and révision



  • enPR: rəvĭzh'ən, rēvĭzh'ən, IPA(key): /rəˈvɪ.ʒ(ə)n/, /riˈvɪ.ʒ(ə)n/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪʒən

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French révision, from Latin revīsiō.


revision (countable and uncountable, plural revisions)

  1. (uncountable) The process of revising:
    1. The action or process of reviewing, editing and amending.
      • 2002, James D. Lester, James D. Lester, Jr, Writing Research Papers, page 195:
        Revision can turn a passable paper into an excellent one and change an excellent one into a radiant one.
      • 2004, Mara Kalnins (editor), Note on the Text, Joseph Conrad, Victory: An Island Tale, page xxxix,
        The full history of its composition, revision, transmission, and publication is a complex and intricate one beyond the necessarily limited scope of this Note, [] .
      • 2010, Dov M. Gabbay, Franz Guenthner, editors, Handbook of Philosophical Logic, volume 16, page 37:
        Many formalisms for belief revision use extraneous mechanisms for deciding what beliefs to keep and this makes it harder to iterate the process.
    2. (UK, Australia, New Zealand) The action or process of reviewing something previously learned, especially one′s notes in preparation for a test or examination.
      All that last minute revision really paid off in the exam! I got top marks!
      • 2008, Philip A. Kalra, editor, Essential Revision Notes in Medicine for Students[1], volume 1:
  2. (countable) A changed edition, or new version; a modification.
    • 2004, Robert McConnell Productions, Henry M. Robert, Robert′s Rules of Order: Simplified and Applied, page 331:
      The first thing members need to understand about a revision is that the current bylaws are not under consideration at all. If the revision is defeated, no changes to the current bylaws take place.
    • 1992, Helen Baron, Carl Baron (editors), Introduction, The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H, Lawrence: Sons and Lovers, Part 1, 2002 paperback edition, Cambridge University Press, page lxxx,
      However, it is evident in a minority of cases that a revision by Lawrence is prompted solely by the need to remedy some local effect caused by Garnett′s deletion, and there, clearly, Lawrence′s MS text is, in principle, to be preferred.
    • 2008, World Bank, page 209,
      Previous editions of World Development Indicators used revision 2, first published in 1948. Revision 3 was completed in 1989, and many countries now use it. But revision 2 is still widely used for compiling cross-country data.
    • 2012, Bill Fane, David Byrnes, AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies, page 189:
      Include the revision number. You may need to add a triangle and number, shown in Figure 9-6, to indicate the revision number.
  3. (countable) A story corrected or expanded by a writer commissioned by the original author.
    A revision story
  • (UK, Australia, New Zealand: reviewing something previously learned): review (US)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From re- +‎ vision.


revision (third-person singular simple present revisions, present participle revisioning, simple past and past participle revisioned)

  1. To provide with a new vision.
    What philosophy needs is to be revisioned with a more hopeful, engaged inspirational point of view.
    • 1991 April 19, Michael Bronski, “Overtly Gay”, in Gay Community News, page 16:
      Earlier plays of the Broadway comedy genre focused on assimilation [] By re-imagining and re-visioning classic Broadway comedy as a parable of gay growth, Allen has illuminted [sic] the original style and given us something new that is both fresh and funny.





  1. genitive singular of revisio




revision c

  1. an audit
  2. a revision (change)


Declension of revision 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative revision revisionen revisioner revisionerna
Genitive revisions revisionens revisioners revisionernas

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