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English noun: reversion

1. reversion (possession) (law) an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor (or his heirs) at the end of some period (e.g., the death of the grantee)

Broader (hypernym)interest, stake

Narrower (hyponym)escheat

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. reversion (event) (genetics) a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation)

Broader (hypernym)chromosomal mutation, genetic mutation, mutation

Domain categorygenetic science, genetics

3. reversion (event) a reappearance of an earlier characteristic

Synonymsatavism, throwback

Broader (hypernym)recurrence, return

4. reversion (act) turning in the opposite direction

Synonymsreversal, reverse, turnabout, turnaround

Broader (hypernym)change of direction, reorientation

Narrower (hyponym)about turn, about-face, u-turn

5. reversion (act) returning to a former state

Synonymsregress, regression, retrogression, retroversion

Broader (hypernym)reversal

6. reversion (act) a failure to maintain a higher state

Synonymsbacksliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reverting

Broader (hypernym)failure

Narrower (hyponym)recidivism

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