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revolutionary movement

Definition of Revolutionary Movement

(noun) A social movement that seeks to bring about major changes in a society.

Revolutionary Movement Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: rev·o·lu·tion·ar·y move·ment

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /rev-uh-lOO-shuh-nair-ee mOOv-muhnt/
  • British English – /re-vuh-lOO-shuh-nuh-ree mOOv-muhnt/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌrɛvəˈluʃəˌnɛri ˈmuvmənt/
  • British English – /ˌrɛvəˈluːʃnəri ˈmuːvmənt/

Usage Note

  • Plural: revolutionary movements

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Works Consulted

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Cite the Definition of Revolutionary Movement

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “revolutionary movement.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 18, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/revolutionary-movement/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

revolutionary movement. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/revolutionary-movement/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “revolutionary movement.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 18, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/revolutionary-movement/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“revolutionary movement.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 18 Jun. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/revolutionary-movement/>.