Meaning of REVERSAL in English

REVERSAL

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a reversal of policy (= a change back to what it was before )

The strength of this opposition forced a rapid reversal of policy.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

complete

This calls for complete reversal of former security doctrine based on strategic military considerations.

A complete reversal of attitude has been accomplished during the past two decades.

This is a complete reversal of fortunes.

Only this time, it was almost a complete reversal of form by each.

Such a complete reversal of her usual immunity only served to strip her of every vestige of confidence.

dramatic

The dramatic military reversals and advances of following months left no space for a recovery of peace politics while the war continued.

A number of such dramatic reversals are contained in this book.

To begin, all the couples involved apparently had the flexibility to accept a dramatic role reversal .

sudden

The overall effect of these dynastic upsets and sudden reversal of political alignment was disastrous from Rome's viewpoint.

Until the sudden reversal , the Nasdaq had been falling steadily and more than 200 stocks had hit new lows.

Reagan, astonished by this sudden reversal , said, Absolutely not.

■ NOUN

role

But if the move from history to hystery were simply a matter of role reversal it would be relatively unproblematic.

But there has been some role reversal .

Another important finding of the study was the confusion and ambivalence which these carers exhibited in relation to role reversal .

This is a remarkable role reversal .

But a role reversal might be interesting to start off with.

A recent parenting study corroborates the benefits of such role reversal .

But, on the dodges and self-deceptions of role reversal , this play is indefatigably predictable.

As parents age, the issue of role reversal becomes more prominent.

■ VERB

represent

All that represents an impressive reversal .

The opening of telecommunications markets represents a huge reversal .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

role reversal

A recent parenting study corroborates the benefits of such role reversal.

Another important finding of the study was the confusion and ambivalence which these carers exhibited in relation to role reversal.

As parents age, the issue of role reversal becomes more prominent.

But a role reversal might be interesting to start off with.

But if the move from history to hystery were simply a matter of role reversal it would be relatively unproblematic.

But there has been some role reversal.

But, on the dodges and self-deceptions of role reversal, this play is indefatigably predictable.

This is a remarkable role reversal.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The decision marks a sharp reversal in federal policy.

The profits of supermarkets declined until 1975 when a reversal began.

The Second World War saw a dramatic reversal of traditional attitudes towards women.

This appears to be a complete reversal of government policy.

Wilson's campaign suffered a number of embarrassing reversals in recent months.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A different principle of development - indeed, a reversal of the principle of increasing elaboration - seems more probable.

A recent parenting study corroborates the benefits of such role reversal .

But if the move from history to hystery were simply a matter of role reversal it would be relatively unproblematic.

Failure to do this is the only reason for a reversal of the spin from one direction to another.

Reagan, astonished by this sudden reversal , said, Absolutely not.

That transfer led to a reversal of scientific, philosophic, religious, political and economic beliefs.

The third example of the painful emotion engram is the third type: loss of an ally by reversal .

Therefore, to excise it would not imply any reversal of Britain's opt-out.

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