noun \ri-ˈvər-səl\

: a change to an opposite state, condition, decision, etc.

Full Definition of REVERSAL

:  an act or the process of reversing
:  a conversion of a photographic positive into a negative or vice versa
:  a change (as of fortune) often for the worse

Examples of REVERSAL

  1. In a sudden reversal, the mayor has decided not to run for reelection.
  2. the reversal of a decision
  3. a surprising reversal in the value of the stock
  4. We had a role reversal. I became the leader and he became the follower.
  5. In a reversal of roles, he is now taking care of his mother.
  6. Reversal of the decision is unlikely.

First Known Use of REVERSAL

15th century

Rhymes with REVERSAL


noun \ri-ˈvər-səl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REVERSAL

: an act or the process of reversing


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