revert

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v revert undergo reversion, as in a mutation
    • v revert go back to a previous state "We reverted to the old rules"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Revert One who, or that which, reverts. "An active promoter in making the East Saxons converts, or rather reverts , to the faith."
    • Revert (Chem) To change back, as from a soluble to an insoluble state or the reverse; thus, phosphoric acid in certain fertilizers reverts .
    • Revert (Chem) To change back. See Revert v. i.
    • Revert (Law) To return to the proprietor after the termination of a particular estate granted by him.
    • Revert (Biol) To return, wholly or in part, towards some preëxistent form; to take on the traits or characters of an ancestral type.
    • Revert To return; to come back. "So that my arrows
      Would have reverted to my bow again."
    • Revert To throw back; to reflect; to reverberate.
    • Revert To turn back, or to the contrary; to reverse. "Till happy chance revert the cruel scence.""The tumbling stream . . . Reverted , plays in undulating flow."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • revert To turn about or back; reverse the position or direction of.
    • revert To alter to the contrary; reverse.
    • revert To cast back; turn to the past.
    • revert To turn back; face or look backward.
    • revert To come back to a former place or position; return.
    • revert To return, as to a former habit, custom, or mode of thought or conduct.
    • revert In biology, to go back to an earlier, former, or primitive type; reproduce the characteristics of antecedent stages of development; undergo reversion; exhibit atavism.
    • revert To go back in thought or discourse, as to a former subject of consideration; recur.
    • revert In law, to return to the donor, or to the former proprietor or his heirs.
    • revert In chem., to return from a soluble to an insoluble condition: applied to a change which takes place in certain superphosphates. See reversion, 8.
    • n revert One who or that which reverts; colloquially, one who is reconverted.
    • n revert In music, return; recurrence; antistrophe.
    • n revert That which is reverted. Compare introvert, n.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Revert rē-vėrt′ to turn or drive back: to reverse
    • v.i Revert to return: to fall back: to refer back: to return to the original owner or his heirs
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Idioms

Please revert - (India) Please respond to me if the solution provided is incorrect or insufficient.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. revertere, reversum,; pref. re-, re- + vertere, to turn: cf. OF. revertir,. See Verse, and cf. Reverse

Usage

In literature:

But let us revert to the first stage and look at the nature of MATTER.
"Creation and Its Records" by B.H. Baden-Powell
His disturbed thoughts reverted to the terms of the bargain, the entire enterprise, the figures on his check.
"The Tracer of Lost Persons" by Robert W. Chambers
After the harvest, they reverted to common ownership for grazing by pigs, sheep, and geese.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
But when the Diet proved difficult to manage, they reverted to an earlier phase of Bismarck's career for an example to imitate.
"The Problem of China" by Bertrand Russell
At forty he was to revert to his slighted twenty-eight, but he did not know that then.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
Miss Arden's glance scanned the room and reverted to Roy.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
First it is necessary to revert to the history of the Scotts of Lone, Dukes of Hereward.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
He reverted to his grievance.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
Nevertheless, in September, 1642, Baltimore reverted to the old practice.
"England in America, 1580-1652" by Lyon Gardiner Tyler
But his glance quickly reverted and with added weight.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
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In poetry:

With a shout the grizzled sailors rose
Cursing the years of sick repose,
And they who spake in tongues unknown
Gladly reverted to their own.
"The Ballad of Iskander" by James Elroy Flecker
So sweet! Hold fast my hands. Can God
Make all this joy revert to sod,
And leave to me but this for dower -
My love gave me a passion-flower.
"The Passion Flower" by Sarah Margaret Fuller
With wild despair's reverted eye,
Close, close behind, he marks the throng,
With bloody fangs and eager cry;
In frantic fear he scours along.—
"The Wild Huntsman" by Sir Walter Scott
Not to the midnight of the gloomy past,
Do we revert to-day; we look upon
The golden present and the future vast
Whose vistas show us visions of the dawn.
"On The Dedication Of Dorothy Hall" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
How oft my mind reverts to thee,
Thou city of the tunneled hills;
Thy lofty towers I still can see,
Thy smoke descending silently
Till all thy dingy streets it fills.
"Butte" by Aaron Southwick
Why is it that my mind reverts
To that sweet past? while full of parting
The present is; so full of hurts
And heartache, that what it asserts
Adds only to the smarting.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part III" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

On Medicare, reverting to a well-worn strategy.
Browns keep reverting to form.
Coastal chinook limit reverts to one fish on Sunday.
BEDFORD — Bedford mayor Skip Tharp will step aside in January, as the city enters the final phases of reverting to a town system of government.
Tumor Suppressor p53 Also Stifles Cells from Reverting to Stem-Like State.
A player's technical-foul count reverts to zero when the playoffs begin.
Time will revert back to standard time on Sunday, Nov 7.
Architecture Billings Index reverts to negative territory.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Uncertain of his offensive role earlier this season, Tyreke Evans has reverted to what he does best: attacking the basket.
Managers' Failure to Accurately Observe Behavior: Managers often revert to teaching sales tactics that worked well for them rather than focusing on the new skills required to effectively coach in today's environment.
The MLS should revert to the best-of-three playoff format the league began with.
Many senior citizens set resolutions regarding health and wellness, only to revert to their previous routines midway through the year.
But many worry that if Kismayo falls, Al Shabab may revert to terrorist attacks.
Metallica's James Hetfield And Robert Trujillo's Characters In Tony Hawk 's Pro Skater 3 HD Revert Pack.
Dulin's Cafe is not extending its lease at 1708 Main St, so the building that housed The Holland Restaurant for 68 years will revert to Holland Inc control.
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In science:

This spinor, however, cannot be now a candidate to represent antiparticles related to Ψ since only the charge sign is reverted.
Quantum Mechanics as a Classical Theory IV: The Negative Mass Conjecture
We could then postulate that particles and antiparticles should have the spin parity (if any) also reverted.
Quantum Mechanics as a Classical Theory IV: The Negative Mass Conjecture
Each particle has its antiparticle defined by its mirror world, where both charge and mass signs are reverted.
Quantum Mechanics as a Classical Theory IV: The Negative Mass Conjecture
At low temperatures the specific heat and susceptibility revert to their Fermi liquid forms.
Bosonization in the two-channel Kondo model
We shall revert to the issue of counting the leading powers of Nc of each effective coupling in section 4.
Chiral Effective Lagrangian in the large-Nc limit: the nonet case
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