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  Definition of reversion
  1. a failure to maintain a higher state
  2. returning to a former state
  3. turning in the opposite direction
  4. a reappearance of an earlier characteristic
  5. a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation)
  6. (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)
Similar Words: backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reverting, regression, regress, retrogression, retroversion, reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaround, atavism, throwback

 

Hyponyms: recidivism, about-face, about turn, u-turn, escheat

 

Derivational Morphology: revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back, relapse, lapse, recidivate, retrogress, fall back, get worse, backslide, retrograde, invert, reverse, change by reversal, turn

 

Anagrams: inversion

 

 
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