reversible process

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Noun1.reversible process - any process in which a system can be made to pass through the same states in the reverse order when the process is reversed
physical process, process - a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
irreversible process - any process that is not reversible
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The Labour MP for Edinburgh South said: "Until we've left, Brexit is a reversible process, that much is clear.
He said: "Brexit is a reversible process if the British and Welsh people decide that's what they want.
The battery produces electricity through a reversible process called intercalation, where positively charged zinc ions are oxidized from the zinc metal negative electrode, travel through the electrolyte and insert between the layers of vanadium oxide nanosheets in the positive electrode.
Dr Sam Parnia, of the University of Southampton, said: "Contrary to perception, death is not a specific moment but a potentially reversible process that occurs after the heart, lungs and brain cease functioning.
It is not a reversible process and--spoiler alert--there is no magic formula.
The scientists were looking at a range of platelet function tests such as platelet activation - a reversible process where platelets are starting to get stressed and sticky - and platelet aggregation - an irreversible process when sticky platelets clump together.
It's often difficult to trace the exact cause of chronic renal disease, and there is no readily correctable or reversible process that you can identity.
RECENT FINDINGS: There is evidence from experimental studies that mediacalcinosis induced by vitamin D excess is an active and reversible process.

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