reversal

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

reverse +‎ -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈvɜː(ɹ)səl/
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  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)səl

Noun[edit]

reversal (countable and uncountable, plural reversals)

  1. The state of being reversed.
  2. An instance of reversing.
    • 2019 October, Tony Miles, “Chase Line service to be split next May”, in Modern Railways, page 17:
      Running via Aston would require a reversal at New Street and this will be taken into account during the planning and normal industry testing processes.
  3. A change in fortune; a change from being successful to having problems.

Usage notes[edit]

Reversal of trains often takes place at a terminus, where the driver walks to the cab at the other end of the train; if hauled by a locomotive, that moves to the other end if the train if the train has no driving cab at the other end.

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Adjective[edit]

reversal (not comparable)

  1. Intended to reverse; implying reversal.
    • 1724, [Gilbert] Burnet, [Gilbert Burnet Jr.], editor, Bishop Burnet’s History of His Own Time. [], volume (please specify |volume=I or II), London: [] Thomas Ward [], OCLC 863504080:
      For after his death there were reversal letters found among his papers from the Duke of Anjou

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Adjective[edit]

reversal (plural reversales)

  1. used to describe a type of diplomatic note

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