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  Words related to reversion

Related / Similar Words: backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reverting, regression, regress, retrogression, retroversion, reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaround, atavism, throwback

 

Definition:
  • a failure to maintain a higher state;
  • returning to a former state;
  • turning in the opposite direction;
  • a reappearance of an earlier characteristic;
  • a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation);
  • (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);

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    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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