reversal has definitions from the fields of law,psychology
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[ noun ] a change from one state to the opposite state

Examples

"there was a reversal of autonomic function"

Used in print

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

A state of parasympathetic `` tuning '' of the hypothalamus induced experimentally causes not_only an increase in the parasympathetic reactivity this structure to direct and reflexly induced stimuli , but leads also to an autonomic reversal : a stimulus acting sympathetically under control_conditions elicits in this state of tuning a parasympathetic response !

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[ noun ] turning in the opposite direction
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[ noun ] an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

Related terms

happening whammy set_back

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[ noun ] (law) a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside

Related terms

affirmation judgment law

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[ noun ] (psychology) a decision to reverse an earlier decision
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[ noun ] turning in an opposite direction or position

Synonyms

turn_around

Examples

"the reversal of the image in the lens"

Related terms

turning swing_around

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[ noun ] act of reversing the order or place of

Synonyms

transposition

Related terms

reordering permute

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[ noun ] a reversal in attitude or principle or point of view

Examples

: "an about-face on foreign policy"

Related terms

change undoing about-face

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