If something experiences a revival, that means it’s once again popular or important. If a news story mentions a revival in the technology industry, that means the industry, having gone through a slump, is once again thriving.

Revival literally means "come back to life." An ER doctor might perform a revival of someone whose heart has stopped. We usually use it to mean "returned to glory, importance, or strength." Fresh paint and new flowerbeds might mean your neighborhood is experiencing a revival. If you don't like spiky hair, you may cringe at the revival of the mohawk in fashion magazines. Revival has a religious sense too, referring to a meeting that reawakens religious excitement and passion.

Definitions of revival
  1. noun
    bringing again into activity and prominence
    “the revival of trade”
    “a revival of a neglected play by Moliere”
    “the Gothic revival in architecture”
    synonyms: renaissance, resurgence, revitalisation, revitalization, revivification
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    Renaissance, Renascence, rebirth, renaissance
    the revival of learning and culture
    the activity of spiritual or physical renewal
    a revival from inactivity and disuse
    the act of reviving a person and returning them to consciousness
    CPR, cardiac resuscitation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, kiss of life, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
    an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen
    type of:
    advance, betterment, improvement
    a change for the better; progress in development
  2. noun
    an evangelistic meeting intended to reawaken interest in religion
    synonyms: revival meeting
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    mass meeting, rally
    a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
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