Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun reversion

6 senses of reversion

Sense 1
reversion -- ((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))
       => interest, stake -- ((law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something; "they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company's future")

Sense 2
reversion -- ((genetics) a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation))
       => mutation, genetic mutation, chromosomal mutation -- ((genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism)

Sense 3
atavism, reversion, throwback -- (a reappearance of an earlier characteristic)
       => recurrence, return -- (happening again (especially at regular intervals); "the return of spring")

Sense 4
reversion, reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaround -- (turning in the opposite direction)
       => change of direction, reorientation -- (the act of changing the direction in which something is oriented)

Sense 5
regression, regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion -- (returning to a former state)
       => reversal -- (a change from one state to the opposite state; "there was a reversal of autonomic function")

Sense 6
backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting -- (a failure to maintain a higher state)
       => failure -- (an act that fails; "his failure to pass the test")

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