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Definitions for volte-face
vɒltˈfɑs, voʊlt-; Fr. vɔltəˈfasvolte-face

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    a major change in attitude or principle or point of view

    "an about-face on foreign policy"

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  1. volte-facenoun

    a reversal of policy, attitude or principle

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  1. Volte-face

    Volte-face is a total change of position, as in policy or opinion; an about-face. The expression comes through French, from Italian voltafaccia and Portuguese volte face, composed of volta and faccia. In the context of politics a volte-face is, in modern English, often referred to as a U-turn or a flip-flop in the UK and the US respectively.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of volte-face in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of volte-face in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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