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Definition of "reversion" []

  • A return to a former condition, belief, or interest. (noun)
  • A turning away or in the opposite direction; a reversal. (noun)
  • Genetics A return to the normal phenotype, usually by a second mutation. (noun)
  • Law The return of an estate to the grantor or to the grantor's heirs or successor after the grant has expired. (noun)
  • Law The estate thus returned. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reversion" in a sentence
  • "I'm glad of the title reversion if it's true, The Cold Commands is better."
  • "I mean when I was a young kid, you know, I tried to do, you know, what they called reversion therapy back then and that is, you know, real the Playboy magazines or read whatever it is and try to sort of correct yourself into it."
  • "At that time their interest shifts over to preventing what they call a reversion of life in the United States to what it was prior to 1914 when World War I broke out."