Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.


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

re·vi′sion·ar′y adj.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


of or relating to a new or different version of something
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
The qualified negative of the President differs widely from this absolute negative of the British sovereign; and tallies exactly with the revisionary authority of the council of revision of this State, of which the governor is a constituent part.
"Invoke revisionary jurisdiction under Section 122A of the Ordinance to revisit the assessment made under Section 122(4) of the Ordinance, as per law; and submit compliance report within 30 days." The FTO directed the FBR.
Carrick (art history, Carleton University, Canada) takes a revisionary look at the short-lived movement of Nouveau Realisme in 1960's France.
The next section of papers concerns the prospects for non-intuitionistic yet logically revisionary treatments of FR.
* David Krause has two books out, The Regeneration of Ireland: Renaissance and Revolution (Academica Press) and Revisionary Views: Statements and Interventions about Irish Life and Literature (Maunsel Press).
I would, and do, recommend this as the best book for the tyro, the student, the general reader, and even, in a revisionary context, for the expert.
By now amply studied, the male-authored fiction analyzed in the anthology has accumulated a lengthy critical bibliography whose revisionary impact should be taken into account, even--or especially--if to argue against it.
Lai's use of traditional Chinese cultural materials is self-consciously revisionary. She explains to Ritz Chow, "I see myself working in many traditions at once, and changing them as a way of respecting them and keeping them alive." In Salt Fish Girl, these traditions live on.
Denean Sharpley-Whiting's Negritude Women proffers an enlightening, revisionary analysis of the Negritude movement.
"Following the operation, there may be need for revisionary surgery, but that very much depends on the scope of the primary surgery and the way the skull reacts."
There are technical arguments here, with powerful revisionary consequences for anthropological theory, but the book should be compelling to anyone interested in the contemporary impasse of liberalism.