Definition of Reversal in English :

Define Reversal in English

Reversal meaning in English

Meaning of Reversal in English

Pronunciation of Reversal in English

Reversal pronunciation in English

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1. reversal

a change from one state to the opposite state

Example Sentences:
'there was a reversal of autonomic function'

2. black eye, blow, reversal, reverse, setback

an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

3. reversal, turn around

turning in an opposite direction or position

Example Sentences:
'the reversal of the image in the lens'

4. change of mind, flip-flop, reversal, turnabout, turnaround

a decision to reverse an earlier decision

5. reversal

a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside

6. reversal, reverse, reversion, turnabout, turnaround

turning in the opposite direction

7. reversal, transposition

the act of reversing the order or place of

8. about-face, policy change, reversal, volte-face

a major change in attitude or principle or point of view

Example Sentences:
'an about-face on foreign policy'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of reversal
the act or an instance of reversing
a change for the worse; reverse
a reversal of fortune
the state of being reversed
the annulment of a judicial decision, esp by an appeal court on grounds of error or irregularity

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see synonyms of reversal
a reversing or being reversed; esp., a change to the opposite as in one's fortune
2.  Law
annulment, change, or revocation, as of a lower court's decision

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of reversal
a. The act or an instance of reversing.
b. The state of being reversed.
2. A usually adverse change in fortune: financial reversals.
3. Law The act or an instance of changing or setting aside a lower court's decision by a higher court.
4. Sports A maneuver in wrestling in which a competitor being controlled by the opponent suddenly reverses the situation and gains control.

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