When you make a revision, you go about editing or rethinking whatever it is you're working on. So that paper on Donald Duck's influence in national politics? It could probably use a revision or two.

The word revision is made up of re, as in "repeat" or "redo," and vision. So you can think of a revision as a redo of your original vision. It's related to the word revise, which is the act of making changes to something original. Just about anything can get revised, from a script that needs rewrites to a wardrobe with some questionable pieces.

Definitions of revision
  1. noun
    the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)
    “it would require a drastic revision of his opinion”
    synonyms: alteration
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    distraction, misdirection
    the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something
    the act of modifying or adjusting according to due measure and proportion (as with regard to artistic effect)
    the act of modifying or changing the strength of some idea
    an extensive alteration of the structure of a corporation or government
    metamorphosis, transfiguration
    a striking change in appearance or character or circumstances
    type of:
    transformation, translation
    the act of changing in form or shape or appearance
  2. noun
    the act of rewriting something
    synonyms: rescript, revisal, revise
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    type of:
    revising, rewriting
    editing that involves writing something again
  3. noun
    something that has been written again
    synonyms: rescript, rewrite
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    type of:
    piece of writing, writing, written material
    the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
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