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Definition 1: a change from one state to the opposite state - [noun denoting act]

Samples where reversal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a reversal of autonomic function

(reversal is a kind of ...) the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

(... is a kind of reversal ) returning to a former state

Definition 2: the act of reversing the order or place of - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for reversal in the sense of this definition

(reversal is a kind of ...) a rearrangement in a different order

Definition 3: turning in the opposite direction - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for reversal in the sense of this definition

(reversal is a kind of ...) the act of changing the direction in which something is oriented

(... is a kind of reversal ) act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation

(... is a kind of reversal ) complete reversal of direction of travel

Definition 4: a major change in attitude or principle or point of view - [noun denoting act]

Samples where reversal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an about-face on foreign policy

Synonyms for reversal in the sense of this definition

(reversal is a kind of ...) the action of changing something

"the change of government had no impact on the economy" "his change on abortion cost him the election"

(... is a kind of reversal ) an act that makes a previous act of no effect (as if not done)

Definition 5: a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside - [noun denoting act]

(reversal is a kind of ...) (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it

(reversal belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 6: a decision to reverse an earlier decision - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for reversal in the sense of this definition

(reversal is a kind of ...) the cognitive process of reaching a decision

"a good executive must be good at decision making"

(... is a kind of reversal ) thinking again about a choice previously made

"he had second thoughts about his purchase"

Definition 7: turning in an opposite direction or position - [noun denoting event]

Samples where reversal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the reversal of the image in the lens

Synonyms for reversal in the sense of this definition

(reversal is a kind of ...) a movement in a new direction

"the turning of the wind"

Definition 8: an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for reversal in the sense of this definition

(reversal is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of reversal ) a serious or devastating setback

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