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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indentation  \In`den*ta"tion\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  indenting  or  state  of  being  indented. 
 
  2.  A  notch  or  recess,  in  the  margin  or  border  of  anything 
  as  the  indentations  of  a  leaf,  of  the  coast,  etc 
 
  3.  A  recess  or  sharp  depression  in  any  surface. 
 
  4.  (Print.) 
  a  The  act  of  beginning  a  line  or  series  of  lines  at  a 
  little  distance  within  the  flush  line  of  the  column  or 
  page,  as  in  the  common  way  of  beginning  the  first  line 
  of  a  paragraph. 
  b  The  measure  of  the  distance;  as  an  indentation  of  one 
  em  or  of  two  ems. 
 
  {Hanging},  or  {Reverse},  {indentation},  indentation  of  all 
  the  lines  of  a  paragraph  except  the  first  which  is  a  full 
  line 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reverse  \Re*verse"\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  revers.  See  {Reverse},  a.] 
  1.  That  which  appears  or  is  presented  when  anything  as  a 
  lance,  a  line  a  course  of  conduct,  etc.,  is  reverted  or 
  turned  contrary  to  its  natural  direction. 
 
  He  did  so  with  the  reverse  of  the  lance.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  directly  opposite  or  contrary  to  something 
  else;  a  contrary;  an  opposite.  --Chaucer. 
 
  And  then  mistook  reverse  of  wrong  for  right  --Pope. 
 
  To  make  everything  the  reverse  of  what  they  have 
  seen,  is  quite  as  easy  as  to  destroy.  --Burke. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  reversing;  complete  change;  reversal;  hence 
  total  change  in  circumstances  or  character;  especially,  a 
  change  from  better  to  worse;  misfortune;  a  check  or 
  defeat;  as  the  enemy  met  with  a  reverse. 
 
  The  strange  reverse  of  fate  you  see  I  pitied  you 
  now  you  may  pity  me  --Dryden. 
 
  By  a  reverse  of  fortune,  Stephen  becomes  rich. 
  --Lamb. 
 
  4.  The  back  side  as  the  reverse  of  a  drum  or  trench;  the 
  reverse  of  a  medal  or  coin,  that  is  the  side  opposite  to 
  the  {obverse}.  See  {Obverse}. 
 
  5.  A  thrust  in  fencing  made  with  a  backward  turn  of  the  hand; 
  a  backhanded  stroke.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  6.  (Surg.)  A  turn  or  fold  made  in  bandaging,  by  which  the 
  direction  of  the  bandage  is  changed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reverse  \Re*verse"\,  a.  [OE.  revers,  OF  revers,  L.  reversus,  p. 
  p.  of  revertere.  See  {Revert}.] 
  1.  Turned  backward;  having  a  contrary  or  opposite  direction; 
  hence  opposite  or  contrary  in  kind  as  the  reverse  order 
  or  method.  ``A  vice  reverse  unto  this.''  --Gower. 
 
  2.  Turned  upside  down  greatly  disturbed.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  found  the  sea  diverse  With  many  a  windy  storm 
  reverse.  --Gower. 
 
  3.  (Bot.  &  Zo["o]l.)  Reversed;  as  a  reverse  shell. 
 
  {Reverse  bearing}  (Surv.),  the  bearing  of  a  back  station  as 
  observed  from  the  station  next  in  advance. 
 
  {Reverse  curve}  (Railways),  a  curve  like  the  letter  S,  formed 
  of  two  curves  bending  in  opposite  directions. 
 
  {Reverse  fire}  (Mil.),  a  fire  in  the  rear. 
 
  {Reverse  operation}  (Math.),  an  operation  the  steps  of  which 
  are  taken  in  a  contrary  order  to  that  in  which  the  same  or 
  similar  steps  are  taken  in  another  operation  considered  as 
  direct;  an  operation  in  which  that  is  sought  which  in 
  another  operation  is  given  and  that  given  which  in  the 
  other  is  sought;  as  finding  the  length  of  a  pendulum  from 
  its  time  of  vibration  is  the  reverse  operation  to  finding 
  the  time  of  vibration  from  the  length. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reverse  \Re*verse"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Reversed};p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Reversing}.]  [See  {Reverse},  a.,  and  cf  {Revert}.] 
  1.  To  turn  back  to  cause  to  face  in  a  contrary  direction;  to 
  cause  to  depart. 
 
  And  that  old  dame  said  many  an  idle  verse,  Out  of 
  her  daughter's  heart  fond  fancies  to  reverse. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  return;  to  recall.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  to  his  fresh  remembrance  did  reverse  The  ugly 
  view  of  his  deformed  crimes.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  To  change  totally;  to  alter  to  the  opposite. 
 
  Reverse  the  doom  of  death.  --Shak. 
 
  She  reversed  the  conduct  of  the  celebrated  vicar  of 
  Bray.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  4.  To  turn  upside  down  to  invert. 
 
  A  pyramid  reversed  may  stand  upon  his  point  if 
  balanced  by  admirable  skill.  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  5.  Hence  to  overthrow;  to  subvert. 
 
  These  can  divide,  and  these  reverse,  the  state. 
  --Pope. 
 
  Custom  .  .  .  reverses  even  the  distinctions  of  good 
  and  evil.  --Rogers. 
 
  6.  (Law)  To  overthrow  by  a  contrary  decision;  to  make  void; 
  to  under  or  annual  for  error;  as  to  reverse  a  judgment, 
  sentence,  or  decree. 
 
  {Reverse  arms}  (Mil.),  a  position  of  a  soldier  in  which  the 
  piece  passes  between  the  right  elbow  and  the  body  at  an 
  angle  of  45[deg],  and  is  held  as  in  the  illustration. 
 
  {To  reverse  an  engine}  or  {a  machine},  to  cause  it  to  perform 
  its  revolutions  or  action  in  the  opposite  direction. 
 
  Syn:  To  overturn;  overset;  invert;  overthrow;  subvert; 
  repeal;  annul;  revoke;  undo. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reverse  \Re*verse"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  return;  to  revert.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  become  or  be  reversed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fault  \Fault\,  n. 
  1.  (Elec.)  A  defective  point  in  an  electric  circuit  due  to  a 
  crossing  of  the  parts  of  the  conductor,  or  to  contact  with 
  another  conductor  or  the  earth,  or  to  a  break  in  the 
  circuit. 
 
  2.  (Geol.  &  Mining)  A  dislocation  caused  by  a  slipping  of 
  rock  masses  along  a  plane  of  facture;  also  the  dislocated 
  structure  resulting  from  such  slipping. 
 
  Note:  The  surface  along  which  the  dislocated  masses  have 
  moved  is  called  the 
 
  {fault  plane}.  When  this  plane  is  vertical,  the  fault  is  a 
 
  {vertical  fault};  when  its  inclination  is  such  that  the 
  present  relative  position  of  the  two  masses  could  have 
  been  produced  by  the  sliding  down  along  the  fault  plane, 
  of  the  mass  on  its  upper  side  the  fault  is  a 
 
  {normal},  or  {gravity},  {fault}.  When  the  fault  plane  is  so 
  inclined  that  the  mass  on  its  upper  side  has  moved  up 
  relatively,  the  fault  is  then  called  a 
 
  {reverse}  (or  {reversed}),  {thrust},  or  {overthrust}, 
  {fault}.  If  no  vertical  displacement  has  resulted,  the  fault 
  is  then  called  a 
 
  {horizontal  fault}.  The  linear  extent  of  the  dislocation 
  measured  on  the  fault  plane  and  in  the  direction  of 
  movement  is  the 
 
  {displacement};  the  vertical  displacement  is  the 
 
  {throw};  the  horizontal  displacement  is  the 
 
  {heave}.  The  direction  of  the  line  of  intersection  of  the 
  fault  plane  with  a  horizontal  plane  is  the 
 
  {trend}  of  the  fault.  A  fault  is  a 
 
  {strike  fault}  when  its  trend  coincides  approximately  with 
  the  strike  of  associated  strata  (i.e.,  the  line  of 
  intersection  of  the  plane  of  the  strata  with  a  horizontal 
  plane);  it  is  a 
 
  {dip  fault}  when  its  trend  is  at  right  angles  to  the  strike; 
  an 
 
  {oblique  fault}  when  its  trend  is  oblique  to  the  strike. 
  Oblique  faults  and  dip  faults  are  sometimes  called 
 
  {cross  faults}.  A  series  of  closely  associated  parallel 
  faults  are  sometimes  called 
 
  {step  faults}  and  sometimes 
 
  {distributive  faults}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  reverse 
  adj  1:  directed  or  moving  toward  the  rear;  "a  rearward  glance";  "a 
  rearward  movement"  [syn:  {rearward}] 
  2:  of  the  transmission  gear  causing  backward  movement  in  a 
  motor  vehicle;  "in  reverse  gear"  [ant:  {forward}] 
  3:  reversed  (turned  backward)  in  order  or  nature  or  effect 
  [syn:  {inverse}] 
  n  1:  a  relation  of  direct  opposition;  "we  thought  Sue  was  older 
  than  Bill  but  just  the  reverse  was  true"  [syn:  {contrary}, 
  {opposite}] 
  2:  the  gears  by  which  the  motion  of  a  machine  can  be  reversed 
  3:  an  unfortunate  happening  that  hinders  of  impedes;  something 
  that  is  thwarting  or  frustrating  [syn:  {reversal},  {setback}, 
  {blow}] 
  4:  the  side  of  a  coin  or  medal  that  does  not  bear  the  principal 
  design  [syn:  {verso}]  [ant:  {obverse}] 
  5:  turning  in  the  opposite  direction  [syn:  {reversion},  {reversal}, 
  {turnabout},  {turnaround}] 
  v  1:  change  to  the  contrary;  "The  trend  was  reversed"  [syn:  {change 
  by  reversal},  {turn}] 
  2:  turn  inside  out  or  upside  down  [syn:  {invert}] 
  3:  rule  against;  "The  Republicans  were  overruled  when  the  House 
  voted  on  the  bill"  [syn:  {overrule},  {overturn},  {override}, 
  {overthrow}] 
  4:  annul  by  recalling  or  rescinding;  "He  revoked  the  ban  on 
  smoking";  "lift  an  embargo"  [syn:  {revoke},  {annul},  {lift}, 
  {countermand},  {repeal},  {overturn},  {rescind}] 




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