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English definition of “reversal”

reversal

noun [C]     /rɪˈvɜː.səl/ US  /-ˈvɝː-/
C2 the act of changing or making something change to its opposite: He demanded a reversal of the previous decision/policy.Change and changes a problem or failure: We have suffered a couple of minor/temporary reversals.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impedingDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disastersFailuresAccidents and disastersHigher and lower points of achievement
(Definition of reversal noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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