A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, "a turn around") is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time. Aristotle described two types of political revolution:
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... treatise on the movements of planets around the sun De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of Celestial Bodies) and this has come to be the model ... However, “revolution” is attested by at least 1450 in the sense of representing abrupt change in a social order ... The process was termed "The Glorious Revolution" ...
... shōjo manga, many of which are based on historical events, such as the French Revolution or the Russian Revolution ... This manga, loosely based on the French Revolution, has been made into several Takarazuka musicals and into an anime series and a live-action film ...
... "Revolution" is a song by The Beatles written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney ... "Hey Jude", and a slower version titled "Revolution 1" on the eponymous album The Beatles (commonly called the "White Album") ... Although "Revolution" was released first, it was recorded several weeks after "Revolution 1" as a re-make specifically designed to be released as a single ...
... In 1987, "Revolution" became the first Beatles recording to be licensed for use in a television commercial ... Capitol-EMI said the lawsuit was groundless because they had licensed the use of "Revolution" with the "active support and encouragement of Yoko Ono Lennon, a shareholder and director of Apple" ... The "Revolution" lawsuit and others involving The Beatles and EMI were settled out of court in November 1989, with the terms kept secret ...
... Filming for promotional clips of "Hey Jude" and "Revolution" took place on 4 September 1968 under the direction of Michael Lindsay-Hogg ... Two finished clips of "Revolution" were produced, with only lighting differences and other minor variations ... Their vocals included elements from "Revolution 1" McCartney and Harrison sang the "shoo-bee-doo-wah" backing vocals, and Lennon sang "count me out, in" ...
More definitions of "revolution":
- (noun): A single complete turn (axial or orbital).
Example: "The revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year"
Synonyms: rotation, gyration
- (noun): A drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving.
Example: "The industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution"
Famous quotes containing the word revolution:
“Rugged, mountainous, volcanic, he was himself more a French revolution than any of his volumes.”
—Walt Whitman (18191892)
“The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man ... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.”
—Jean Genet (19101986)
“We live in an era of revolutionthe revolution of rising expectations.”
—Adlai Stevenson (19001965)