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."

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  • 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

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

    Chicago Reader

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

    Chicago Reader

  • 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

  • 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

  • • 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

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

    When Revivals Are 'Revisals'

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

    A revisal of the PIE sound system

  • 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


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