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Meaning of REVERSAL

Pronunciation:  ri'vursul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of reversing the order or place of
  2. [n]  a reversal in attitude or principle or point of view; "an about-face on foreign policy"
  3. [n]  a change from one state to the opposite state; "there was a reversal of autonomic function"
  4. [n]  turning in the opposite direction
  5. [n]  a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside
  6. [n]  a decision to reverse an earlier decision
  7. [n]  turning in an opposite direction or position; "the reversal of the image in the lens"
  8. [n]  an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

REVERSAL is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: about-face, blow, change of mind, flip-flop, policy change, reverse, reverse, setback, transposition, turn around, turnabout, turnabout, turnaround, turnaround, volte-face
 Antonyms: affirmation
 See Also: about turn, afterthought, change, change of direction, change of state, deciding, decision making, happening, judgement, judgment, judicial decision, natural event, occurrence, reconsideration, regress, regression, reordering, reorientation, rethink, retrogression, retroversion, reversion, second thought, turn, turning, undoing, u-turn, whammy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*ver"sal\, a. [See {Reverse}.]
    Intended to reverse; implying reversal. [Obs.] --Bp. Burnet.
  2. \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.
    2. A change or overthrowing; as, the reversal of a judgment,
       which amounts to an official declaration that it is false;
       the reversal of an attainder, or of an outlawry, by which
       the sentence is rendered void. --Blackstone.