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noun reversal pronunciation in British English /rɪˈvɜː(r)s(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a change in something, so that it becomes the opposite of what it was
    reversal of: We saw a marked reversal of trends in oil prices.
    a reversal of fortune(s): The economy is suffering a dramatic reversal of fortune.
  2. 2
    [countable] a problem, difficulty, or failure that prevents you from being successful
    The events were a reversal for the government and its allies.

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