- the act or an instance of reversing
- a change for the worse; reverse
- 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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re•vers•al /rɪˈvɜrsəl/USA pronunciation n.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a change of one's fortune or luck for the worse:[countable]She suffered a reversal in her job.See -vert-.
- [uncountable] an act or instance of reversing;
a state of being reversed.
re•ver•sal (ri vûr′səl),USA pronunciation n.
- an act or instance of reversing.
- the state of being reversed.
- an adverse change of fortune;
- Lawmakingthe setting aside of a decision of a lower court by a higher court.
- reverse + -al2 1480–90
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reversal /rɪˈvɜːsəl/ n
'reversal' also found in these entries:
CPT theorem - Irons - T, t - U-turn - about turn - backflip - balk - bloodbath - blow - brodie - buffer - cassation - cata- - change of heart - changeover - chiasmus - concrete - correction - countermarch - dactinomycin - de - de- - dead-cat bounce - dis- - discomfit - double - fake - fickle - flip-flop - half-turn - hundred and eighty degree turn - hypallage - inversion - laugh - licking - naloxone - negative - one-eighty - peripeteia - ratchet wheel - remediation - retrovirus - reversal film - reversal plate - reversal process - reversion - right about face - somersault - swift - switcheroo