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re·vers·i·ble

 (rĭ-vûr′sə-bəl)
adj.
1. Capable of being reversed, as:
a. Finished so that either side can be used: a reversible fabric.
b. Wearable with either side turned outward: a reversible skirt; a reversible vest.
2. Chemistry & Physics
a. Capable of assuming or producing either of two states: a reversible cell.
b. Of or relating to a process, such as a chemical reaction or a phase change, in which the system undergoing the process can be returned to its original state.
n.
A reversible fabric or item of clothing.

re·vers′i·bil′i·ty, re·vers′i·ble·ness n.
re·vers′i·bly adv.

reversible

(rɪˈvɜːsəbəl)
adj
1. capable of being reversed: a reversible decision.
2. capable of returning to an original condition
3. (Chemistry) chem physics capable of assuming or producing either of two possible states and changing from one to the other: a reversible reaction.
4. (General Physics) chem physics capable of assuming or producing either of two possible states and changing from one to the other: a reversible reaction.
5. (General Physics) thermodynamics (of a change, process, etc) occurring through a number of intermediate states that are all in thermodynamic equilibrium
6. (Textiles) (of a fabric or garment) woven, printed, or finished so that either side may be used as the outer side
7. (Clothing & Fashion) (of a fabric or garment) woven, printed, or finished so that either side may be used as the outer side
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a reversible garment, esp a coat
reˌversiˈbility n
reˈversibly adv

re•vers•i•ble

(rɪˈvɜr sə bəl)

adj.
1. capable of reversing or of being reversed.
2. capable of reestablishing the original condition after a change by a reversal of the change.
3. constructed so that either side can be exposed: a reversible jacket.
4. (of a chemical reaction) capable of proceeding in either of two directions.
n.
5. a garment that can be worn with either side exposed.
[1640–50]
re•vers`i•bil′i•ty, re•vers′i•ble•ness, n.
re•vers′i•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reversible - a garment (especially a coat) that can be worn inside out (with either side of the cloth showing)
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
Adj.1.reversible - capable of reversing or being reversed; "reversible hypertension"
irreversible - incapable of being reversed; "irreversible momentum toward revolution"
2.reversible - capable of being reversed or used with either side outreversible - capable of being reversed or used with either side out; "a reversible jacket"
nonreversible, one-sided - not reversible or capable of having either side out
3.reversible - capable of being reversed; "a reversible decision is one that can be appealed or vacated"
revocable, revokable - capable of being revoked or annulled; "a revocable order"
4.reversible - capable of assuming or producing either of two states; "a reversible chemical reaction"; "a reversible cell"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
changeful, changeable - such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; "changeable behavior"; "changeable moods"; "changeable prices"
Translations
قابِل للإنْعِكاسيُلْبَس على الوَجْهَيْن
oboustrannýodvolatelný
reversibelvendbar
kifordíthatómegfordítható
sem hægt er aî snúa viî
obojstranný
iki yüzlütersine çevrilir

reversible

[rɪˈvɜːsəbl] ADJreversible

reversible

[rɪˈvɜːrsɪbəl] adj
[garment] → réversible
[procedure] → réversible
Is vasectomy reversible? → La vasectomie est-elle réversible?reversing light n (British)feu m de recul, feu m de marche arrière
reversing lights → feux de recul, feux de marche arrière

reversible

adj decisionrückgängig zu machen pred, → rückgängig zu machend attr; processumkehrbar, reversibel; operation, contraceptionreversibel; medical conditionheilbar, reversibel; (Phys, Chem) → umkehrbar; is vasectomy reversible?kann eine Sterilisation rückgängig gemacht werden?

reversible

[rɪˈvɜːsəbl] adj (garment) → double-face inv; (procedure) → reversibile

reverse

(rəˈvəːs) verb
1. to move backwards or in the opposite direction to normal. He reversed (the car) into the garage; He reversed the film through the projector.
2. to put into the opposite position, state, order etc. This jacket can be reversed (= worn inside out).
3. to change (a decision, policy etc) to the exact opposite. The man was found guilty, but the judges in the appeal court reversed the decision.
noun
1. (also adjective) (the) opposite. `Are you hungry?' `Quite the reverse – I've eaten far too much!'; I take the reverse point of view.
2. a defeat; a piece of bad luck.
3. (a mechanism eg one of the gears of a car etc which makes something move in) a backwards direction or a direction opposite to normal. He put the car into reverse; (also adjective) a reverse gear.
4. (also adjective) (of) the back of a coin, medal etc. the reverse (side) of a coin.
reˈversal noun
a reversal of his previous decision.
reˈversed adjective
in the opposite state, position, order etc. Once he worked for me. Now our positions are reversed and I work for him.
reˈversible adjective
1. able to be reversed.
2. (of clothes) able to be worn with either side out. Is that raincoat reversible?
reverse the charges to make a telephone call (a reverse-charge call)
which is paid for by the person who receives it instead of by the caller.

reversible

adj reversible
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