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reversal (n.)

late 15c., "act of annulling" (an ordinance, judgment, etc.), also "fact of being reversed," from reverse (v.) + -al (2).

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Definitions of reversal from WordNet

reversal (n.)
a change from one state to the opposite state;
there was a reversal of autonomic function
reversal (n.)
an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating;
Synonyms: reverse / setback / blow / black eye
reversal (n.)
turning in an opposite direction or position;
the reversal of the image in the lens
Synonyms: turn around
reversal (n.)
a decision to reverse an earlier decision;
Synonyms: change of mind / flip-flop / turnabout / turnaround
reversal (n.)
a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside;
reversal (n.)
turning in the opposite direction;
Synonyms: reversion / reverse / turnabout / turnaround
reversal (n.)
the act of reversing the order or place of;
Synonyms: transposition
reversal (n.)
a major change in attitude or principle or point of view;
Synonyms: about-face / volte-face / policy change
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