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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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