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reversal

re·ver·sal

reversal

 
 
pronunciation:
rih vuhr sl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an incident or event that causes progress to stop or losses to occur; setback.
similar words:
down, reverse
definition 2: the act of reversing or state of being reversed.
His reversal of his decision surprised everyone.
similar words:
about-face, double, reaction, reverse, undoing
definition 3: the changing of a verdict on appeal by a higher court.
Word Parts
The word reversal contains the following parts:
-al1 Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or result of
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The suffix -al1 attaches to verbs, primarily verbs from Latin or from Latin via French, to form nouns. The base verb always has primary stress on its final syllable.