reversal

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reversal(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (turnaround)
a. la inversión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
This would seem to be a reversal of the trend seen in recent years. However, we need to look at the data more closely.Esto parece ser una inversión de la tendencia que hemos visto en años recientes. Sin embargo, hay que analizar más los datos.
b. el cambio radical
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Our patients have seen a reversal in their condition following some simple lifestyle changes.Nuestros pacientes han experimentado un cambio radical en su evolución tras hacer unas sencillas modificaciones en su estilo de vida.
2. (legal)
a. la revocación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Everyone here is celebrating the reversal of a very unpopular law.Aquí todos celebramos la revocación de una ley muy impopular.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Do you think it's likely that there will be a reversal of the court's decision?¿Crees que es probable que se revoque la decisión del tribunal?
Many people are demanding a reversal of the decision in view of all the misinformation given to the public.Hay mucha gente que exige que se revoque la decisión, en vista de la desinformación que se divulgó.
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(setback)
a. el revés
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
One has to accept that reversals happen, but all the same, we hope this is just a temporary setback.Hay que aceptar que surjan reveses; no obstante, esperamos que esto sea solo un contratiempo puntual.
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reversal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of opinion, policy, roles)
a. la inversión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (law)
a. la revocación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(of decision)
to suffer a reversalsufrir un revés
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reversal [rɪˈvɜːsəl]
noun
1 (change) [of order, roles] inversión (f); [of policy] cambio (m) de rumbo; [of decision etc] revocación (f)
When children end up taking care of their parents, it is a strange reversal of roles indeed
2 (setback) revés (m); contratiempo (m)
The experience suggested that progress toward greater European unity would not be smooth or continuous, but that periodic reversals were likely They teach managers to accept reversals as a fact of business life ...to suffer a reversal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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