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reversal

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noun re·ver·sal \ri-ˈvər-səl\

Simple Definition of reversal

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of reversal

  1. 1 :  an act or the process of reversing

  2. 2 :  a conversion of a photographic positive into a negative or vice versa

  3. 3 :  a change (as of fortune) often for the worse

Examples of reversal in a sentence

  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.



15th Century

First Known Use of reversal

15th century

Rhymes with reversal


REVERSAL Defined for Kids

reversal

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noun re·ver·sal \ri-ˈvər-səl\

Definition of reversal for Students

  1. :  a change to an opposite or former state, condition, view, or direction




Medical Dictionary

reversal

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noun re·ver·sal \ri-ˈvər-səl\

Medical Definition of reversal

  1. :  an act or the process of reversing




Law Dictionary

reversal

noun re·ver·sal

Legal Definition of reversal

  1. 1 :  an act or the process of reversing

  2. 2 :  an instance of reversing <the reversal of the lower court's decision>





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