- The definition of a reversal is a change in the opposite direction, or a cancellation.
An example of a reversal is a bank removing late charges from an account.
reversal definition by Webster's New World
- a reversing or being reversed; esp., a change to the opposite as in one's fortune
- Law annulment, change, or revocation, as of a lower court's decision
Origin: Late Middle English reversall: see reverse and amp; -al
reversal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The act or an instance of reversing.b. The state of being reversed.
- A usually adverse change in fortune: financial reversals.
- Law The act or an instance of changing or setting aside a lower court's decision by a higher court.
- Sports A maneuver in wrestling in which a competitor being controlled by the opponent suddenly reverses the situation and gains control.
reversal - Business Definition
- An appeals court ruling that overturns a previous court decision.
- Negative news, prospects, or financial results for a business, as, for example, when a major customer decides to take its business to a competitor.
- An accounting entry that offsets another entry.
reversal - Investment & Finance Definition
A change in direction of a market that is identified by technical analysis. For instance, a rising market that reaches a peak and then begins to move lower is a reversal.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
reversal - Legal Definition
reversal - Medical Definition
- A change to an opposite condition, direction, or position.
- A condition in which an individual has difficulty distinguishing the lowercase printed or written characters of particular letters: p from q; g or b from d; or s from z.
- The change of an emotion into its opposite, as from love into hate.