Part of speech:
The refusal, especially by public authorities, to acknowledge a contract or debt.
The act of repealing; revocation; abrogation
Of, having, or like an anticlimax
Relating to an inherited trait that reappears in an individual after being absent from a strain of organism for several generations. Atavistic traits were formerly thought to be throwbacks to ancestral types but are now known to be due to the inheritance of a pair of recessive genes.
Characterized by bathos.
(--- Genetics) Of, relating to, or designating an allele that does not produce a characteristic effect when present with a dominant allele.
Relating to or being a tax that amounts to a higher percentage of income as income decreases or that places a proportionately higher burden on lower-income taxpayers.
Having a brief, regularly occurring, apparently backward movement in the sky as viewed from Earth against the background of fixed stars. Retrograde movement of the planets is caused by the differing orbital velocities of Earth and the body observed. For example, the outer planets normally appear to drift gradually eastward in the sky in relation to the fixed stars; that is, they appear night after night to fall a little farther behind the neighboring stars in their westward passage across the sky. However, at certain times a particular planet appears briefly to speed up and move westward a bit more quickly than the neighboring stars. This happens as Earth, in its faster inner orbit, overtakes and passes the planet in its slower outer orbit; the appearance of moving counter to its usual eastward drift is thus simply the result of perspective as seen from Earth.
Something trivial or commonplace that concludes a series of significant events:
An interchange of position of adjacent objects in a sequence, especially a change in normal word order, such as the placement of a verb before its subject.
Transposition or interchange
(Biol.) A sudden variation in some inheritable characteristic in a germ cell of an individual animal or plant, as distinguished from a variation resulting from generations of gradual change
An unanticipated or sudden check in progress; a change from better to worse.
(Genetics) Transfer of a segment of DNA to a new position on the same or another chromosome or plasmid.
A dramatic change in fortune or performance, especially for the better:
A turn made so as to head in the opposite direction
To be subjected to inversion.
To cause to go or move backward or in an opposite direction
(Mathematics) To move (a term) from one side of an algebraic equation to the other side, reversing its sign to maintain equality.
The act of recalling or summoning back, especially an official order to return:
(Law) The termination of a contract by mutual agreement or as a result of fraud or some legal defect.
An annulment or withdrawal of a conferred power or of a statute; a withdrawal of an offer by the one doing the offering; invalidation by the testator of a will, either by superseding it with a new one, or by destroying it. An annulment or withdrawal of a conferred power or of a statute; a withdrawal of an offer by the one doing the offering; invalidation by the testator of a will, either by superseding it with a new one, or by destroying it.
a major change in attitude or principle or point of view
(Genetics) A return to the normal phenotype, usually by a second mutation.
a decision to reverse an earlier decision
An electronic circuit or mechanical device capable of assuming either of two stable states, especially a computer circuit used to store a single bit of information.
Any sudden calamity or misfortune; shock
A blow to one's reputation; a source of dishonor.
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