reversion has definitions from the fields of law,biology,genetics
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[ noun ] returning to a former state

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reversal revert

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[ noun ] turning in the opposite direction
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[ noun ] a reappearance of an earlier characteristic

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throwback atavism

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recurrence

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[ noun ] (law) an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor (or his heirs) at the end of some period (e.g., the death of the grantee)

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interest escheat law

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[ noun ] (biology,genetics) a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation)

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mutation

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[ noun ] a failure to maintain a higher state
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