Dictionary Results for reversion


1. reversion - 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)

Hypernym(s): interest, stake




2. reversion - noun

· (genetics) a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation)

Hypernym(s): mutation, genetic_mutation, chromosomal_mutation




3. reversion - noun

· a reappearance of an earlier characteristic

Synonym(s): atavism, throwback

Hypernym(s): recurrence, return




4. reversion - noun

· turning in the opposite direction

Synonym(s): reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaround

Hypernym(s): change_of_direction, reorientation




5. reversion - noun

· returning to a former state

Synonym(s): regression, regress, retrogression, retroversion

Hypernym(s): reversal




6. reversion - noun

· a failure to maintain a higher state

Synonym(s): backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reverting

Hypernym(s): failure





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