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N. an adverse change of fortune; a setback or defeat: the division suffered its heaviest reverse of the campaign.

reverse

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002

... n. an adverse change of fortune; a setback or defeat: the division suffered its heaviest reverse of the...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
14 words

... The back of a medal or coin, subordinate to the obverse...

reverse

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A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, History
Length:
167 words

... The reverse or back side of a leaf in a book or manuscript is the verso, as opposed to the recto. A manuscript volume may also be said to be reversed, or written from the reverse end, when it is used from both ends: i.e. the writer(s) or compiler(s) write entries in the volume not only from the front proceeding towards the back but also turn the volume around and use it from the back end proceeding towards the front (so whichever way the volume is held the writing at the other end will be upside down). This practice is fairly common with notebooks,...

reverse transcription

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
12 words

... transcription the process carried out by reverse transcriptase . See also transcription...

reverse transcriptase

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A Dictionary of Genetics (8 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
11 words

... transcriptase RNA-dependent DNA polymerase ( q.v. ). See telomerase reverse transcriptase (TRT)...

reverse tolerance

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

... tolerance n . Another name for sensitization...

reverse slope

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002

... slope any slope that descends away from the...

reverse fault

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
Length:
24 words
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1

... fault A facture in rock that is characterized by the lower side of the fault displacing downward; see also normal fault . Reverse...

reverse direction

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A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

... direction The direction of operation of an electrical or electronic device in which the device exhibits the larger resistance. A voltage applied in the reverse direction is a reverse bias and the current flowing is the reverse current . A device such as a semiconductor diode exhibits an extremely high reverse resistance and can therefore be used as a rectifier or switch . Such a device exhibits a very small reverse saturation current below breakdown due to the movement of a few charge carriers across the p-n junction. The reverse recovery...

reverse transcription

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A Dictionary of Genetics (8 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
35 words

... transcription DNA synthesis from an RNA template, mediated by reverse transcriptase. Since retroviruses undergo reverse transcription, they have two genomic forms: ssRNA in their virions and dsDNA in their prophages. See RNA-dependent DNA polymerase...

reverse slash

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A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

... slash A name sometimes used for the character ‘\’. Also known as a backslash...

reverse pitch

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...reverse pitch (Unit °) The pitch of a variable-pitch propeller that produces negative thrust...

reverse fault

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020

... fault A low-angle, dip-slip fault in which the relative displacement of the hanging wall is upwards. A thrust is a type of reverse...

reverse transcriptase

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

... transcriptase n . An enzyme present in retroviruses that transcribes information from RNA into DNA , thereby reversing the usual direction of transcription of genetic information from DNA to RNA. Compare RNA polymerase...

reverse cycle

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...reverse cycle ( reversed heat-engine cycle ) A thermodynamic cycle in which heat is received at a low temperature and rejected at a high temperature, while work is done on the fluid. Reverse cycles are the basis for heat pumps and refrigeration cycles. See also power cycle...

reverse engineering

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

... engineering The process of taking a finished product and analysing how it is made or how it works. For software, reverse engineering involves decompiling in order to reproduce the original source...

reverse turn

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
23 words

... turn (in protein structure) a structural feature that allows the polypeptide chain to turn back through about 180°. See also beta bend...

reverse mutation

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A Dictionary of Genetics (8 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
21 words

... mutation a change in a mutant gene which restores its ability to produce a functional protein. Compare with forward mutation...

reverse auction

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A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
60 words

... auction In contrast to a forward auction (in which the highest bidder gets the winning bid), in a reverse auction the buyer places a request for a specific item or service, and the sellers offer the item or service at the lowest price. At the end, the seller with the lowest price makes the sale. See also eBay...

reverse osmosis

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A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014

...reverse osmosis A process in which liquid flows through a semi-permeable membrane used to separate two solutions. The most concentrated solution is a pressure above that of the osmotic pressure. This causes the liquid to flow from the more concentrated solution to the less concentrated solution. A common use of reverse osmosis is water purification from seawater. ...

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