Simple Definition of reversal
: a change to an opposite state, condition, decision, etc.
Full Definition of reversal
1 : an act or the process of reversing
2 : a conversion of a photographic positive into a negative or vice versa
3 : a change (as of fortune) often for the worse
Examples of reversal
In a sudden reversal, the mayor has decided not to run for reelection.
the reversal of a decision
a surprising reversal in the value of the stock
We had a role reversal. I became the leader and he became the follower.
In a reversal of roles, he is now taking care of his mother.
Reversal of the decision is unlikely.
First Known Use of reversal
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Definition of reversal
: a change to an opposite or former state, condition, view, or direction
Medical Definition of reversal
: an act or the process of reversing
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