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5 definitions found
 for revert
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revert \Re*vert"\, v. i.
     1. To return; to come back.
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              So that my arrows
              Would have reverted to my bow again.  --Shak.
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     2. (Law) To return to the proprietor after the termination of
        a particular estate granted by him.
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     3. (Biol.) To return, wholly or in part, towards some
        preexistent form; to take on the traits or characters of
        an ancestral type.
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     4. (Chem.) To change back, as from a soluble to an insoluble
        state or the reverse; thus, phosphoric acid in certain
        fertilizers reverts.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revert \Re*vert"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reverted; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Reverting.] [L. revertere, reversum; pref. re- re- +
     vertere to turn: cf. OF. revertir. See Verse, and cf.
     Reverse.]
     1. To turn back, or to the contrary; to reverse.
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              Till happy chance revert the cruel scence. --Prior.
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              The tumbling stream . . .
              Reverted, plays in undulating flow.   --Thomson.
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     2. To throw back; to reflect; to reverberate.
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     3. (Chem.) To change back. See Revert, v. i.
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     To revert a series (Alg.), to treat a series, as y = a + bx
        + cx^{2 + etc., where one variable y is expressed in
        powers of a second variable x, so as to find therefrom the
        second variable x, expressed in a series arranged in
        powers of y.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Revert \Re*vert"\, n.
     One who, or that which, reverts.
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           An active promoter in making the East Saxons converts,
           or rather reverts, to the faith.         --Fuller.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  revert
      v 1: go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"
           [syn: revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn
           back]
      2: undergo reversion, as in a mutation

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "revert":
     back, back up, backslide, cock, come after, come again, come back,
     come last, come up again, cry back to, echo, fall, fall again into,
     fall astern, fall back, fall behind, fall from grace, follow,
     get behind, go back, go back to, go backwards, go behind,
     have a relapse, jerk back, keep coming, lag behind, lapse,
     lapse back, lose ground, pull back, react, reappear, recede,
     recidivate, recur, recur to, regress, relapse, reoccur, repeat,
     resound, resume, retreat, retrocede, retroflex, retrograde,
     retrogress, retrovert, return, return to, reverberate, reverse,
     revert to, sink back, slide back, slip back, take up again, trail,
     trail behind, turn, yield again to
  
  

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