Definition of revision noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈvɪʒn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvɪʒn//
    Exams and assessment
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  1. 1  [countable] a change or set of changes to something He made some minor revisions to the report before printing it out.
  2. 2  [uncountable, countable] the act of changing something, or of examining something with the intention of changing it a system in need of revision a revision of trading standards Their educational policies are due for revision.
  3. 3  [uncountable] (British English) the process of learning work for an exam Have you started your revision yet? a revision class/course/timetable CollocationsEducationLearning acquire/​get/​lack (an) education/​training/(British English) (some) qualifications receive/​provide somebody with training/​tuition develop/​design/​plan a curriculum/(especially British English) course/(North American English) program/​syllabus give/​go to/​attend a class/​lesson/​lecture/​seminar hold/​run/​conduct a class/​seminar/​workshop sign up for/​take a course/​classes/​lessonsSchool go to/​start preschool/​kindergarten/​nursery school be in the first, second, etc. (North American English) grade/(especially British English) year (at school) study/​take/​drop history/​chemistry/​German, etc. (British English) leave/​finish/​drop out of/ (North American English) quit school (North American English) graduate high school/​collegeProblems at school be the victim/​target of bullying (British English) play truant from/ (both British English, informal) bunk off/​skive off school (= not go to school when you should) (both especially North American English) skip/​cut class/​school (British English) cheat in/(North American English) cheat on an exam/​a test get/​be given a detention (for doing something) be expelled from/​be suspended from schoolWork and exams do your homework/(British English) revision/​a project on something work on/​write/​do/​submit an essay/​a dissertation/​a thesis/​an assignment/(North American English) a paper finish/​complete your dissertation/​thesis/​studies/​coursework hand in/ (North American English) turn in your homework/​essay/​assignment/​paper study/​prepare/ (British English) revise/ (North American English) review/ (North American English, informal) cram for a test/​an exam take/ (both British English) do/​sit a test/​an exam (especially British English) mark/ (especially North American English) grade homework/​a test (British English) do well in/ (North American English) do well on/ (informal, especially North American English) ace a test/​an exam pass/​fail/ (informal, especially North American English) flunk a test/​an exam/​a class/​a course/​a subjectUniversity apply to/​get into/​go to/​start college/(British English) university leave/​graduate from law school/​college/(British English) university (with a degree in computer science) study for/​take/ (British English) do/​complete a law degree/​a degree in physics (both North American English) major/​minor in biology/​philosophy earn/​receive/​be awarded/​get/​have/​hold a master’s degree/​a bachelor’s degree/​a PhD in economics See related entries: Exams and assessment
  4. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French révision or late Latin revisio(n-), from the verb revisere ‘look at again’, from re- ‘again’ + visere (intensive form of videre ‘to see’).Extra examples A revision of the budget was approved in October. I’ve got to do some history revision tonight. Our conclusions are always open to revision in the light of fresh evidence. The plan has recently undergone drastic revision. The process of revision continued at rehearsals. These guidebooks require constant revision. They called for revisions to the treaty. This has brought about a radical revision in the style of school management. an upward revision of government expenditure plans revision for tomorrow’s history exam revisions to the plan He made some minor revisions to the report before printing it out The system is in need of revision.
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