reversion

Primary Meanings of reversion

1.
n
returning to a former state
2.
n
turning in the opposite direction
3.
n
(law) an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor (or his heirs) at the end of some period (e.g., the death of the grantee)
4.
n
(genetics) a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation)
Full Definitions of reversion
1

n returning to a former state

Synonyms:
regress, regression, retrogression, retroversion
Type of:
reversal
a change from one state to the opposite state

n a reappearance of an earlier characteristic

Synonyms:
atavism, throwback
Type of:
recurrence, return
happening again (especially at regular intervals)

n a failure to maintain a higher state

Synonyms:
backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reverting
Types:
recidivism
habitual relapse into crime
Type of:
failure
an act that fails
2

n turning in the opposite direction

Synonyms:
reversal, reverse, turnabout, turnaround
Types:
about turn, about-face
act of pivoting 180 degrees, especially in a military formation
u-turn
complete reversal of direction of travel
Type of:
change of direction, reorientation
the act of changing the direction in which something is oriented
3

n (law) an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor (or his heirs) at the end of some period (e.g., the death of the grantee)

Types:
escheat
a reversion to the state (as the ultimate owner of property) in the absence of legal heirs
Type of:
interest, stake
(law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
4

n (genetics) a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation)

Type of:
chromosomal mutation, genetic mutation, mutation
(genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism

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