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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reversal  \Re*ver"sal\,  n.  [From  {Reverse}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  reversing;  the  causing  to  move  or  face  in  an 
  opposite  direction,  or  to  stand  or  lie  in  an  inverted 
  position;  as  the  reversal  of  a  rotating  wheel;  the 
  reversal  of  objects  by  a  convex  lens. 
  2.  A  change  or  overthrowing;  as  the  reversal  of  a  judgment, 
  which  amounts  to  an  official  declaration  that  it  is  false; 
  the  reversal  of  an  attainder,  or  of  an  outlawry,  by  which 
  the  sentence  is  rendered  void.  --Blackstone. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reversal  \Re*ver"sal\,  a.  [See  {Reverse}.] 
  Intended  to  reverse;  implying  reversal.  [Obs.]  --Bp.  Burnet. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  change  from  one  state  to  the  opposite  state;  "there  was  a 
  reversal  of  autonomic  function" 
  2:  an  unfortunate  happening  that  hinders  of  impedes;  something 
  that  is  thwarting  or  frustrating  [syn:  {reverse},  {setback}, 
  3:  turning  in  an  opposite  direction  or  position;  "the  reversal 
  of  the  image  in  the  lens"  [syn:  {turn  around}] 
  4:  a  decision  to  reverse  an  earlier  decision  [syn:  {change  of 
  mind},  {flip-flop},  {turnabout},  {turnaround}] 
  5:  a  judgment  by  a  higher  court  that  the  judgment  of  a  lower 
  court  was  incorrect  and  should  be  set  aside  [ant:  {affirmation}] 
  6:  turning  in  the  opposite  direction  [syn:  {reversion},  {reverse}, 
  {turnabout},  {turnaround}] 
  7:  act  of  reversing  the  order  or  place  of  [syn:  {transposition}] 
  8:  a  reversal  in  attitude  or  principle  or  point  of  view:  "an 
  about-face  on  foreign  policy"  [syn:  {about-face},  {volte-face}, 
  {policy  change}] 

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