HyperDic: reversion

English > 6 senses of the word reversion:
NOUNpossessionreversion(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)
eventreversion(genetics) a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation)
eventreversion, atavism, throwbacka reappearance of an earlier characteristic
actreversion, reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaroundturning in the opposite direction
actreversion, regression, regress, retrogression, retroversionreturning to a former state
actreversion, backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, revertinga failure to maintain a higher state
reversion > pronunciation
Soundsrihver'zhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > reversion: 6 senses > noun 1, possession
Meaning(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).
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
NarrowerescheatA reversion to the state / state (as the ultimate owner of property) in the absence of legal heirs
Broaderinterest, stake(law) a right or legal share of something
Spanishreversión
Adjectivesreversionaryof or relating to or involving a reversion (especially a legal reversion)
English > reversion: 6 senses > noun 2, event
Meaning(genetics) a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation).
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Broadermutation, genetic mutation, chromosomal mutation(genetics) any event that changes genetic structure
English > reversion: 6 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA reappearance of an earlier characteristic.
Synonymsatavism, throwback
Broaderrecurrence, returnhappening / happening / happening again (especially at regular intervals)
Spanishatavismo
Catalanatavisme, salt enrere
English > reversion: 6 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningTurning in the opposite direction.
Synonymsreverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaround
Narrowerabout-face, about turnAct of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation
u-turncomplete reversal of direction of travel
Broaderchange of direction, reorientationThe act of changing the direction in which something is oriented
Spanishrevés
Catalanrevés
English > reversion: 6 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningReturning to a former state.
Synonymsregression, regress, retrogression, retroversion
BroaderreversalA change from one state to the opposite state
Spanishregresión, retroceso
Catalanregressió, retrocés
Verbsrevertgo back to a previous state
English > reversion: 6 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA failure to maintain a higher state.
Synonymsbacksliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reverting
Narrowerrecidivismhabitual relapse into crime
BroaderfailureAn act that fails
Spanishbajón, caída, recaída, recidiva, reincidencia, reventón
Catalancaiguda, fallida, recaiguda, recidiva, reincidència

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