Reversible meaning

rĭ-vûrsə-bəl
The definition of reversible is something that can be returned to the prior condition or something that can be switched in the opposite direction, such as from forward to back or backward to front.

An example of something that is reversible is a blanket that has a pattern on the front and on the back so you can use it in either direction.

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That can reverse; specif., that can change and then go back to the original condition by a reversal of the change.
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Capable of being reversed, as:
  • Finished so that either side can be used.
    A reversible fabric.
  • Wearable with either side turned outward.
    A reversible skirt; a reversible vest.
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Able to be reversed.
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A reversible coat, jacket, etc.
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(of clothing) Able to be worn inside out.
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A reversible fabric or item of clothing.
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That can be reversed; specif., made so that either side can be used as the outer side; finished on both sides: said of cloth, coats, etc.
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(chemistry) (of a chemical reaction) Capable of proceeding in either direction.
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(physics) (of a phase change) Capable of returning to the original state.
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(thermodynamics) Capable of returning to the original state without consumption of free energy and increase of entropy.
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Origin of reversible

  • Probably from Middle French

    From Wiktionary