reversal
noun Date: 15th century 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

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  • reversal — re·ver·sal n 1: an act or the process of reversing 2: an instance of reversing the reversal of the lower court s decision Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Reversal — can refer to: * Reversal film, a type of photographic film also known as slide or transparency film * Reversal of polarity * Sweep (grappling) in grappling, also known as a reversal *Reversal (film), a movie about wrestling * Reversal (options),… …   Wikipedia

  • Reversal — Re*ver sal, n. [From {Reverse}.] 1. The act of reversing; the causing to move or face in an opposite direction, or to stand or lie in an inverted position; as, the reversal of a rotating wheel; the reversal of objects by a convex lens. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • réversal — réversal, ale, aux [ revɛrsal, o ] adj. • 1594; du lat. reversus, p. p. de revertere ♦ Diplom. LETTRES RÉVERSALES, ou ellipt réversales, contenant des concessions réciproques. ⇒RÉVERSAL, ALE, AUX, adj. DR., DIPLOM. [En parlant d un doc., d un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Reversal — Re*ver sal, a. [See {Reverse}.] Intended to reverse; implying reversal. [Obs.] Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • réversal — réversal, ale (ré vèr sal, sa l ) adj. Il s est dit d un acte d assurance donné à l appui d un engagement précédent. Diplôme réversal. Lettres réversales, ou, substantivement, réversales.    Lettres réversales, ou réversales, se dit aussi de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • reversal — reversal, reversion Reversal is the noun corresponding to the verb reverse, and means primarily ‘the changing (of a decision)’, whereas reversion corresponds to the verb revert, as in The style represents a reversion to classical Japanese… …   Modern English usage

  • reversal — late 15c.; see REVERSE (Cf. reverse) (v.) + AL (Cf. al) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • reversal — adj. 2 g. 1. Que assegura ou garante promessa anterior. 2. cartas reversais: cartas pelas quais se faz uma concessão em troca de outra compensatória …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • reversal — [n] about face annulment, backpedaling, cancellation, change in direction, doubleback, repeal, rescinding, retraction, switch, turnabout, turnaround, U turn, volte face; concept 697 …   New thesaurus

  • reversal — ► NOUN 1) a change to an opposite direction, position, or course of action. 2) an adverse change of fortune …   English terms dictionary

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