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Definition 1: a failure to maintain a higher state - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for reversion in the sense of this definition

(reversion is a kind of ...) an act that fails

"his failure to pass the test"

(... is a kind of reversion ) habitual relapse into crime

Definition 2: turning in the opposite direction - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for reversion in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

Definition 3: returning to a former state - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for reversion in the sense of this definition

(reversion is a kind of ...) a change from one state to the opposite state

"there was a reversal of autonomic function"

Definition 4: (genetics) a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation) - [noun denoting event]

(reversion is a kind of ...) (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism

(reversion belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

Definition 5: a reappearance of an earlier characteristic - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for reversion in the sense of this definition

(reversion is a kind of ...) happening again (especially at regular intervals)

"the return of spring"

Definition 6: (law) an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor (or his heirs) at the end of some period (e.g., the death of the grantee) - [noun denoting possession]

(reversion is a kind of ...) (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something

"they have interests all over the world" "a stake in the company's future"

(... is a kind of reversion ) a reversion to the state (as the ultimate owner of property) in the absence of legal heirs

(reversion 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"

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