Meaning of “reversal” in the English Dictionary

"reversal" in American English

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reversalnoun [ C/U ]

us /rɪˈvɜr·səl/

a complete change of direction, order, or position:

[ C ] In a significant reversal of earlier trends, people are moving back to Salt Lake City.

(Definition of “reversal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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uk /rɪˈvɜːsəl/ us

[ C or U ] a change in something so that it becomes the opposite of what it was before:

What led to the reversal of the policy?
The policy has undergone a complete reversal.
a reversal of sth There has been a reversal of the decision to reduce staff in HQ.
a reversal in sth We are hoping for a reversal in the downward trend of sales.
The company has recently experienced a reversal of fortune.

[ C ] a problem or failure that makes it more difficult for a person or organization to be successful:

The business suffered several reversals when it first entered the Asian market.
The resignation of the CEO represents a significant reversal for the company.

(Definition of “reversal” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)