What does reversal mean?

Definitions for reversal
rɪˈvɜr səlre·ver·sal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reversalnoun

    a change from one state to the opposite state

    "there was a reversal of autonomic function"

  2. reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eyenoun

    an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

  3. reversal, turn aroundnoun

    turning in an opposite direction or position

    "the reversal of the image in the lens"

  4. reversal, change of mind, flip-flop, turnabout, turnaroundnoun

    a decision to reverse an earlier decision

  5. reversalnoun

    a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside

  6. reversion, reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaroundnoun

    turning in the opposite direction

  7. transposition, reversalnoun

    the act of reversing the order or place of

  8. about-face, volte-face, reversal, policy changenoun

    a major change in attitude or principle or point of view

    "an about-face on foreign policy"


  1. reversalnoun

    The state of being reversed.

  2. reversalnoun

    An instance of reversing.

  3. reversalnoun

    A change in fortune; a change from being successful to having problems.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Reversalnoun

    Change of sentence.

    Etymology: from reverse.

    The king, in the reversal of the attainders of his partakers, had his will. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.


  1. reversal

    Reversal generally refers to a change to an opposite direction, position, or course of action. It could be in any context, such as decision-making, strategies, statements, or trends, implying a significant change from a previous state or condition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reversaladjective

    intended to reverse; implying reversal

  2. Reversalnoun

    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

  3. Reversalnoun

    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

  4. Etymology: [See Reverse.]


  1. Reversal

    Reversal is a 2001 movie about a high school wrestler, directed by Jimi Petulla. The movie, starring Danny Mousetis, chronicles the struggle of Leo Leone as he strives for the Pennsylvania state title and his dad's affection. Coached by his father, Edward Leone, he is constantly pushed towards this goal. He is forced to decide between the approval of his father or his own wishes as he feels the strain from years of training and making weight. The movie never made it to the mainstream public, however received vocal support from many leaders in the wrestling community such as Cael Sanderson and Kurt Angle. The soundtrack was composed by Jeff Danna. His first credits were as a contributing composer for Fox's popular series Beverly Hills 90210. One of his more recent and noteworthy scores were for The Boondock Saints. In 2001, other than Reversal, Danna composed three more films; O, The Grey Zone and Green Dragon. His music has also been heard on the hit syndicated series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and in the telefilm "Baby," with Farrah Fawcett.

Anagrams for reversal »

  1. reserval

  2. slaverer

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reversal in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reversal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of reversal in a Sentence

  1. Loretta Mester:

    Payroll growth slowed considerably in May, raising the question of whether we were at the start of a reversal from the considerable progress that's been made in labor markets, or whether the weak reading was the type of transitory change we typically see during expansions, hiring rebounded in June, alleviating that concern.

  2. Zhiwu Chen:

    If anything... over the last few years, there's been a reversal, with Hong Kong playing a bigger and more visible role in finance and other service sectors.

  3. Andrew Dowdle:

    Arkansas is a real demographic nightmare for Democrats, it is a complete reversal of fortunes.

  4. Roland Riopelle:

    The chances of reversal in the Supreme Court are small -- they always are.

  5. Matt Smith:

    A triumvirate of bearish builds in the weekly EIA reports is adding momentum to crude's overnight price reversal as fears of escalating tension are unwound.

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