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Reversion synonyms
rĭ-vûr'zhən
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The recurrence of a theme, fugue subject, motive, or figure in identical intervals and note values, but consistently in the opposite direction
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  1. The recurrence of a theme, fugue subject, motive, or figure in identical intervals and note values, but consistently in the opposite direction
  2. 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.
  3. (Chemistry) Conversion of a substance in which the direction of optical rotation is reversed, from the dextrorotatory to the levorotatory or from the levorotatory to the dextrorotatory form.
A single complete cycle of such motion.
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  1. A single complete cycle of such motion.
  2. The act or process of turning around a center or an axis:
  3. Regular and uniform variation in a sequence or series:
(Chem.) The mutual action of substances undergoing chemical change
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  1. (Chem.) The mutual action of substances undergoing chemical change
  2. An action that results directly from or counteracts another action, especially the change in a body's motion as a result of a force applied to it. Some reactions counteract forces and are not readily apparent. When an object rests on a surface, such as a table, for example, the downward force it applies to the surface is counteracted by an equal but upwards force, or reaction, applied by the surface.
  3. (Physics) A nuclear reaction.
The return of a population to an earlier or less complex physical type in successive generations.
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  1. The return of a population to an earlier or less complex physical type in successive generations.
  2. (Biol.) Reversion to an earlier or simpler form, or to a general or common type
  3. (Psychotherapy) A psychotherapeutic method whereby healing is facilitated by inducing the patient to act out behaviour typical of an earlier developmental stage.
A person similar to an ancestor, or something new similar to what already existed
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  1. A person similar to an ancestor, or something new similar to what already existed
  2. One that has characteristics of an earlier time:
  3. Reversion to an earlier or more primitive type or condition
The return of a trait or recurrence of previous behavior after a period of absence.
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  1. The return of a trait or recurrence of previous behavior after a period of absence.
  2. An individual with such a characteristic
  3. Appearance in an individual of some characteristic found in a remote ancestor but not in nearer ancestors
(Psychology) In psychoanalytic theory, reversion to an earlier or less mature stage of psychological development.
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  1. (Psychology) In psychoanalytic theory, reversion to an earlier or less mature stage of psychological development.
  2. (Psychotherapy) A psychotherapeutic method whereby healing is facilitated by inducing the patient to act out behaviour typical of an earlier developmental stage.
  3. Retrogression
  1. Decline, degradation
  2. (Chemistry) A reaction that takes place in gelatinized starch when the amylose and amylopectin chains realign themselves, largely responsible for bread becoming stale.
  3. Motion in a retrograde manner
A deterioration or decline to a previous state
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  1. A deterioration or decline to a previous state
  2. (Biol.) A return to a lower, less complex stage or state; degeneration
  3. (Biology) A return to a less complex condition
Find another word for reversion. In this page you can discover 16 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for reversion, like: reversing, inversion, rotation, reaction, reverting, regression, throwback, atavism, return, relapse and renewal.