browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

reversedmore about reversed


  4  definitions  found 
  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. 
  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. 
  4.  To  turn  upside  down  to  invert. 
  A  pyramid  reversed  may  stand  upon  his  point  if 
  balanced  by  admirable  skill.  --Sir  W. 
  5.  Hence  to  overthrow;  to  subvert. 
  These  can  divide,  and  these  reverse,  the  state. 
  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]: 
  Reversed  \Re*versed"\,  a. 
  1.  Turned  side  for  side  or  end  for  end  changed  to  the 
  contrary;  specifically  (Bot.  &  Zo["o]l.),  sinistrorse  or 
  sinistral;  as  a  reversed,  or  sinistral,  spiral  or  shell. 
  2.  (Law)  Annulled  and  the  contrary  substituted;  as  a 
  reversed  judgment  or  decree. 
  {Reversed  positive}  or  {negative}  (Photog.),  a  picture 
  corresponding  with  the  original  in  light  and  shade,  but 
  reversed  as  to  right  and  left  --Abney. 
  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 
  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; 
  {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]: 
  adj  1:  turned  inside  out  and  resewn;  "the  reversed  collar  looked  as 
  good  as  new" 
  2:  turned  about  in  order  or  relation;  "transposed  letters" 
  [syn:  {converse},  {transposed}] 

more about reversed