American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. That can be reversed, as:
- adj. Finished so that either side can be used: a reversible fabric.
- adj. Wearable with either side turned outward: a reversible skirt; a reversible vest.
- adj. Chemistry & Physics Capable of assuming or producing either of two states: a reversible cell; a reversible reaction.
- adj. Chemistry & Physics 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being reversed. Specifically— Admitting, as a process, of change so that all the successive positions shall be reached in the contrary order and in the same intervals of time; thus, if the first process converts heat into work the second converts work into heat, and the like will be true of any other transformation of energy, form, state of aggregation, etc. See
reversible process, below.
- Admitting of legal reversal or annulment.
- Capable of being reversed, or of being used or shown with either side exposed: as, reversible cloth. Also reversable.
- n. A textile fabric having two faces, either of which may be exposed; a reversible fabric. Reversibles usually have the two faces unlike, one of them being often striped or plaided while the other is plain.
- adj. able to be reversed
- adj. of clothing able to be worn inside out
- adj. chemistry (of a chemical reaction) capable of proceeding in either direction
- adj. physics (of a phase change) capable of returning to the original state
- adj. thermodynamics capable of returning to the original state without consumption of free energy and increase of entropy
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being reversed.
- adj. Hence, having a pattern or finished surface on both sides, so that either may be used; -- said of fabrics.
- adj. capable of assuming or producing either of two states
- n. a garment (especially a coat) that can be worn inside out (with either side of the cloth showing)
- adj. capable of being reversed
- adj. capable of being reversed or used with either side out
- adj. capable of reversing or being reversed
- Probably from Middle French (Wiktionary)
“It is what we call a reversible landscape, and is copied from the only genuine picture of the kind in the world.”
“Be sure to check out the double-duty Lanvin reversible, convertible coat.”
“Each of the changes is reversible from the program (or so it claims), and some of the tweaks — such as changing the default behavior of the power button to “shut down” instead of “suspend” — are worthy indeed.”
“However, an autistic child memorizes a long string of numbers that poisons the nants and causes them to reverse themselves (luckily, they're engaged in reversible computation) and put the planet back.”
“Introduction of a chimeric chalcone synthase gene into petunia results in reversible co-suppression of homologous genes in trans.”
“Another method of male contraception close to market in India is called reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance, or RISUG.”
“A Department of Health spokesperson said: The decision to use long-term reversible contraception must be an informed choice.”
“A Department of Health spokesman said: ''The decision to use long-term reversible contraception must be an informed choice.”
“If, on the other hand, the evidence is barely adequate without the erroneously-admitted material, and the error was likely quite destructive, then the judges may well find the error "reversible" - one on the basis of which the conviction must be reversed.”
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All the scientific words found in the official EU nomenclature. For the screening I used Vocabgrabber of the Visual Thesaurus.
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Words with definitions that have a "hence" in them.
Tricksy buggers! I've not included those where neither is favorable.
Cribbed from Transhumanist Terminology at aleph.se, which has definitions, and is itself based on the Lextropicon.
Words that I used to know.
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