reversal

[ri-vur-suhl]
noun
1.
an act or instance of reversing.
2.
the state of being reversed.
3.
an adverse change of fortune; reverse.
4.
Law. the setting aside of a decision of a lower court by a higher court.

Origin:
1480–90; reverse + -al2

prereversal, noun
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reversal (rɪˈvɜːsəl)
 
n
1.  the act or an instance of reversing
2.  a change for the worse; reverse: a reversal of fortune
3.  the state of being reversed
4.  the annulment of a judicial decision, esp by an appeal court on grounds of error or irregularity

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reversal re·ver·sal (rĭ-vûr'səl)
n.

  1. A change to an opposite condition, direction, or position.

  2. A condition in which an individual has difficulty distinguishing the lowercase printed or written characters of particular letters: p from q; g or b from d; or s from z.

  3. The change of an emotion into its opposite, as from love into hate.

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Example sentences
The landmark reversal shocked tax experts and saved the church tens of millions
  of dollars in taxes.
The reversal followed news-media scrutiny and a threatened lawsuit over the
  university's right to shut down the paper.
Some scientists speculate the field is headed for a reversal.
Inversion occurs when the air near the ground is cooler than the air above it,
  a reversal of normal atmospheric conditions.
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