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

  • noun The act or process of revising.
  • noun A revised or new version, as of a book or other written material.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of revising; reëxamination and correction: as, the revision of statistics; the revision of a book, of a creed, etc.
  • noun That which is revised; a revised edition or version; specifically [capitalized], the revised English version of the Bible.

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

  • noun The act of revising; reëxamination for correction; review
  • noun That which is made by revising.

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

  • noun uncountable The process of revising:
  • noun countable A changed edition, or new version; a modification.
  • noun countable A story corrected or expanded by a writer commissioned by the original author.

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

  • noun the act of rewriting something
  • noun something that has been written again
  • noun the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From revise +‎ -ion.


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