from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of revising; a revision.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of revising; examination with a view to correction or amendment; a revision.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of revising, or reviewing and reëxamining for correction and improvement; revision

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of revising; a revision

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of rewriting something


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  • "On a Clear Day" is the season's fullest "revisal" - a revival of a musical whose score, script and other elements have been reworked - yet Mr. Mayer's overhaul has stirred nothing like the furor surrounding another Broadway-bound revival, "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess."

    NYT > Home Page By PATRICK HEALY 2011

  • It is therefore not subject to "revisal" except from my own re-reading, and such re-reading has only confirmed it.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800 George Saintsbury 1889

  • "revisal" (a revival and a revision) minimized it, turning the front rows of the theater into a nightclub with tables and chairs.

    Chicago Reader 2010

  • "revisal" (a revival and a revision) minimized it, turning the front rows of the theater into a nightclub with tables and chairs.

    Chicago Reader 2010

  • If the trouble given by the revisal of my publication has robbed Mr Lofft of one pleasure, it will cast a gloom over that train of thinking in my mind; but I shall never be ungrateful.

    Letter 60 2009

  • Mr. Dilly, when my brother afterwards called for the MS. said it wanted revisal, &c. My brother then sent it to me here, at Bury, and it was on my own petition, without my brother's knowledge, that Mr. Lofft took it under his patronage.

    Letter 389 2009

  • • In the international community, the advocacy group Friends of Earth Europe published "Blissfully unaware of Bisphenol A" (pdf) in June, reviewing the science on the chemical and also urging a revisal of the risk assessment process.

    Bisphenol A: What you need to know 2009

  • In recent times, theatergoers expecting a musical revival have frequently gotten a "revisal."

    When Revivals Are 'Revisals' 2010

  • Paleoglot: A revisal of the PIE sound system skip to main

    A revisal of the PIE sound system 2010

  • As if this isn't enough, even though his revisal of the phonology is fundamentally flawed with the basic data available to us, he goes on to add that chi is not a palatalized velar as his proposed pattern would suggest, but a velar fricative /x/.

    Some observations concerning Woodard's The Ancient Languages of Europe 2009


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