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Synonyms for reversion

Noun

1. reversion, interest, stake
usage: (law) an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor (or his heirs) at the end of some period (e.g., the death of the grantee)
2. reversion, mutation, genetic mutation, chromosomal mutation
usage: (genetics) a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation)
3. atavism, reversion, throwback, recurrence, return
usage: a reappearance of an earlier characteristic
4. reversion, reverse, reversal, turnabout, turnaround, change of direction, reorientation
usage: turning in the opposite direction
5. regression, regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion, reversal
usage: returning to a former state
6. backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting, failure
usage: a failure to maintain a higher state
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