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Meaning of revisionist

re•vi•sion•ist

Pronunciation: (ri-vizh'u-nist), [key]
— n.
  1. an advocate of revision, esp. of some political or religious doctrine.
  2. a reviser.
  3. any advocate of doctrines, theories, or practices that depart from established authority or doctrine.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to revisionists or revisionism.
  2. attempting to reevaluate and restate the past based on newly acquired standards.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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