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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.
A reversible fabric or item of clothing.

re·vers′i·bil′i·ty, re·vers′i·ble·ness n.
re·vers′i·bly adv.
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Noun1.reversibility - the quality of being reversible in either direction
changeability, changeableness - the quality of being changeable; having a marked tendency to change; "the changeableness of the weather"
irreversibility - the quality of being irreversible (once done it cannot be changed)


n (of decision)Rückgängigmachung f; (of process, Phys, Chem) → Umkehrbarkeit f; (of operation etc)Reversibilität f
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He covers the basic concepts, the Zeroth law of thermodynamics, and heat in his introduction, before going into the calculation of work in reversible and irreversible processes, power and refrigeration cycles, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and a great many other related subjects over the course of the bookAEs six chapters.
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One of its main goals is to find a consistent first-principle theory of irreversible processes based on the fundamental--but reversible--equations of motion of microscopic dynamics, and to that end, it questions some fundamental paradigms used in physics, for example the complete separation of a system from its surroundings.
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5, which suggested one electron transfer in the rate-determining step for the electro- oxidation of naproxen sodium for irreversible processes, data was represented in Table-1.
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Nonequilibrium statistical physics; linear irreversible processes.
The report assesses that despite strong resistance, reforms in the State administration, health care, education, defense, diplomatic representation, judicial system and public finance have turned already into irreversible processes leading to increased efficiency in the above sectors and laying the foundations of their better future.