- the side of a coin, medal, etc., that does not bear the principal design (opposed to obverse).
- the side of an ancient coin that was struck by the upper die.
- the condition of being reversed: to throw an engine into reverse.
- a reversing mechanism.
verb (used with object), re·versed, re·vers·ing.
verb (used without object), re·versed, re·vers·ing.
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Amid a reckoning of racism has come a financial one, aimed at reversing decades of underinvestment in communities of color.Morgan State University, Northern Virginia Community College receive grants for job training programs|Lauren Lumpkin|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Effects of Earth’s magnetic field — Science News, November 21, 1970Earth’s magnetic field has frequently reversed at intervals of 1 million to 100 million years.50 years ago, scientists named Earth’s magnetic field as a suspect in extinctions|Jonathan Lambert|November 19, 2020|Science News
No one would even blink at that age difference if the genders were reversed.Carolyn Hax: The 10-year plan is his brainchild. Her 5-year plan is a child child.|Carolyn Hax|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
It reverses completely the way the designers perform the function thanks to the artificial intelligence.Leveraging collective intelligence and AI to benefit society|Jason Sparapani|November 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
One could actually consider it a reverse subscription, since people receive rewards for their patronage.
Although there have been versions recorded where the roles are reversed.
Facing a political backlash, they reversed course in 2011 and announced that the military commission process would be restarted.Prosecutors Have No Idea When 9/11 Mastermind’s Trial Will Start|Tim Mak|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The series also reversed a long trend that saw the character paralyzed by the Joker and confined to a wheelchair for a decade.Gail Simone’s Bisexual Catman and the ‘Secret Six’|Rich Goldstein|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2013, however, Paul released another budget proposal that reversed course.
Fallin reversed course on that as well, but not before a mini-revolt grew among suburban parents.The Democrats’ Great Plains Firewall: Can Joe Dorman Take the Oklahoma Statehouse?|David Freedlander|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By this time Taylor felt that their positions had been reversed.On Secret Service|William Nelson Taft
When material things are found superior to true manhood and womanhood, they must be reversed.Usury|Calvin Elliott
This was to learn to write out ordinary type letters exactly, but reversed.The Invention of Lithography|Alois Senefelder
Yesterday it had seemed so beautiful, but to-day it was all reversed, and the light was different.Evelyn Innes|George Moore
I reversed that method, always working hard over each lecture.Memories and Anecdotes|Kate Sanborn
British Dictionary definitions for reverse
verb (mainly tr)
- the mechanism or gears by which machinery, a vehicle, etc, can be made to reverse its direction
- (as modifier)reverse gear
- printed matter in which normally black or coloured areas, esp lettering, appear white, and vice versa
- (as modifier)reverse plates