period of revolution


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period of revolution

n
(Astronomy) astronomy the mean time taken for one body, such as a planet, to complete a revolution about another, such as the sun
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After a long and careful study of Mercury in broad daylight, he announced that the planet's true rotation period was 88 days, the same as the period of revolution around the Sun.
During the period of revolution in France, the church came to deal with an anticlerical world.
There is no moment or period of revolution for questions of national identity.
The work discusses the effects of informal and formal education and general literacy on a wide range of political events that affected the region during a period of revolution and conflict.
MONTREAL -- "The retail pharmacy sector in Quebec has gone through an intense period of revolution, not just evolution--that's how numerous the changes are and how quickly they have come," remarks Francois Castonguay, president and chief executive officer of Uniprix, the voluntary Quebec pharmacy chain.
A different outcome in the period of revolution itself carries the same lesson.
They edited, cut and improvised from existing Aleichem plays, "and came up with something distinctly their own, suited for a period of revolution and Great Depression.
And Murphy and Owen's departure has made it obvious we'renow observing a period of revolution, not evolution.