Synonyms of revolution in English:


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1‘the French Revolution’

rebellion, revolt, insurrection, mutiny, uprising, riot, rioting, rising, insurgence, insurgency, coup, overthrow, seizure of power, regime change
subversion, sedition, anarchy, disorder, protest, strike, act of resistance, act of defiance
coup d'état
rare jacquerie

2‘there has been a revolution in printing techniques’

dramatic change, radical change, drastic alteration, radical alteration, complete shift, sea change, metamorphosis, transformation, conversion, innovation, breakaway
reorganization, restructuring, reformation, remodelling, rearrangement, reorientation, regrouping, redistribution
upheaval, upset, disruption, convulsions, cataclysm
informal shake-up
North American informal shakedown
humorous transmogrification

3‘the prop shaft turns 4.7 times for one revolution of a road wheel’

single turn, turn, rotation, circle, whirl, twirl, spin, wheel, roll, round, cycle, circuit, lap

4‘the rate of revolution of the earth’

turning, gyration, rotation, circumrotation, wheeling, turning around, circling, whirling, twirling, spinning, swivelling, rolling, orbital motion, orbiting, orbit
rare circumgyration