reversible

See also: réversible

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Middle French.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɹəˈvɜː(ɹ)sɪbəl/
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AdjectiveEdit

reversible (not comparable)

  1. Able to be reversed.
    • 1960 June, “Talking of Trains: Sunday on the G.N. line”, in Trains Illustrated, page 322:
      [...] the Welwyn bottleneck will be relaid with high-speed turnouts and resignalled for reversible working.
  2. (of clothing) Able to be worn inside out.
  3. (chemistry, of a chemical reaction) Capable of proceeding in either direction.
  4. (physics, of a phase change) Capable of returning to the original state.
  5. (thermodynamics) Capable of returning to the original state without consumption of free energy and increase of entropy.
  6. (law) Providing sufficient reason for a court decision to be overturned on appeal.

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NounEdit

reversible (plural reversibles)

  1. A garment that can be worn inside out.

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AdjectiveEdit

reversible (masculine and feminine plural reversibles)

  1. reversible

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

AdjectiveEdit

reversible

  1. definite singular of reversibel
  2. plural of reversibel

Norwegian NynorskEdit

AdjectiveEdit

reversible

  1. definite singular of reversibel
  2. plural of reversibel

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /rebeɾˈsible/, [re.β̞eɾˈsi.β̞le]

AdjectiveEdit

reversible (plural reversibles)

  1. reversible

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