reversible

[ ri-vur-suh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF reversible
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REVERSIBLE

This conduct is explained by the principles of reversible reactions.

But some words are reversible in sense as well as in orthography.

It was a reversible van, with a door at each right-hand corner.

Explain what the author means by saying, "The mole is a reversible machine."

The history of the egg shows a reversible condition of rest and of activity.

The benches can be made to face each other in pairs, for the backs are reversible.

The camera should be provided with a reversible back and a long bellows.

Moreover, in most cases, they are not reversible as are the crustal and solar phenomena.

I cultivate at all ages, while young with plow, and old orchard with reversible disc.

When these strips are woven, the rug or mat will be reversible.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from reverse (v.) + -ible. As a noun, of garments, from 1863. Related: Reversable (1580s).

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