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- capable of reversing or of being reversed.
- capable of reestablishing the original condition after a change by the reverse of the change.
- (of a fabric) woven or printed so that either side may be exposed.
- that can be worn with either side out: a reversible jacket.
Related formsre·vers·i·bil·i·ty, re·vers·i·ble·ness, nounre·vers·i·bly, adverbnon·re·vers·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·re·vers·i·ble, adjectivenon·re·vers·i·ble·ness, nounnon·re·vers·i·bly, adverbun·re·vers·i·ble, adjectiveun·re·vers·i·ble·ness, nounun·re·vers·i·bly, adverb
- a garment, especially a coat, that can be worn with either side exposed.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for reversibly
- capable of being reverseda reversible decision
- capable of returning to an original condition
- chem physics capable of assuming or producing either of two possible states and changing from one to the othera reversible reaction
- thermodynamics (of a change, process, etc) occurring through a number of intermediate states that are all in thermodynamic equilibrium
- (of a fabric or garment) woven, printed, or finished so that either side may be used as the outer side
Derived Formsreversibility, nounreversibly, adverb
- a reversible garment, esp a coat
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Word Origin and History for reversibly
1640s, from reverse (v.) + -ible. As a noun, of garments, from 1863. Related: Reversable (1580s).
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