reversal - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “reversal”

See all translations

reversal

noun
 
 
/rɪˈvɜːsəl/
[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)
What is the pronunciation of reversal?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “reversal” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

May I sit here? Asking for and giving permission.

by Liz Walter,
June 03, 2015
We often find ourselves in situations where we need to ask for permission or to reply to people who ask us for permission. Here are some words and phrases to help you do this in a natural way. The simplest way to ask for permission is with the modal verb can: Can

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More