irreversibility


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ir·re·vers·i·ble

 (ĭr′ĭ-vûr′sə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to reverse: an irreversible momentum toward open revolution.

ir′re·vers′i·bil′i·ty, ir′re·vers′i·ble·ness n.
ir′re·vers′i·bly adv.
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Noun1.irreversibility - the quality of being irreversible (once done it cannot be changed)
unchangeability, unchangeableness, unchangingness, changelessness - the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
reversibility - the quality of being reversible in either direction
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However, the presence of the Russian Federation Armed Forces in this country remains, which serves as a guarantee of the irreversibility of both a final victory over the radicals in some perspective and the launch of a process of general dialogue, primarily on the basis of agreements between Russia, Iran and Turkey.
However, what was really important was "the direction of travel," namely bringing in more private capital, to develop the country, "whether that happens slower or faster is less important than the irreversibility of the process," he said.
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Given the irreversibility of some of the steps, we need to be careful.
In particular, large capital projects which tend to have a high degree of irreversibility may be particularly sensitive to high levels of uncertainty.
The reversal of the allowance cuts is a setback in terms of perception of irreversibility and sustainability of the domestic reform program.
Irreversibility constitutes the very objectivity of time.
Social media users and others on the internet make for lucrative targets for Bitcoin scammers precisely due to the nature of the cryptocurrency and the features that make it a powerful currency and the preferred choice for many illegal activities on the internet: decentralization, anonymity and irreversibility.
In light of its irreversibility, every measure must be taken to ensure that all the defendants before the International Crimes Tribunal, including the Appellate Division, have received a fair trial.
Moreover, Ismail directed the activation of contract farming to meet the local market's needs for staple crops and the expansion of the cultivation of corn, stressing the irreversibility of the decision to halt rice exports adopted by the cabinet.
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He underlined that the agreements reach with other countries should benefit both sides, and said, "A bilateral commitment on the implementation of an agreement is going to guarantee its sustainability and irreversibility.