Crossword clues for reversible
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Reversible \Re*vers"i*ble\, a. [Cf. F. r['e]versible revertible, reversionary.]
Capable of being reversed; as, a chair or seat having a reversible back; a reversible judgment or sentence.
Hence, having a pattern or finished surface on both sides, so that either may be used; -- said of fabrics.
Reversible lock, a lock that may be applied to a door opening in either direction, or hinged to either jamb.
Reversible process. See under Process.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1640s, from reverse (v.) + -ible. As a noun, of garments, from 1863. Related: Reversable (1580s).
a. 1 able to be reversed 2 (context of clothing English) able to be worn inside out 3 (context chemistry English) (''of a chemical reaction'') capable of proceeding in either direction 4 (context physics English) (''of a phase change'') capable of returning to the original state 5 (context thermodynamics English) capable of returning to the original state without consumption of free energy and increase of entropy
adj. capable of reversing or being reversed; "reversible hypertension" [ant: irreversible]
capable of being reversed; "a reversible decision is one that can be appealed or vacated"
capable of assuming or producing either of two states; "a reversible chemical reaction"; "a reversible cell"
n. a garment (especially a coat) that can be worn inside out (with either side of the cloth showing)
Usage examples of "reversible".
Rohan understood enough about hibernation to realize that this temperature was too high for a reversible death, and on the other hand, too low for hypothermal sleep.
The notebooks reveal he starts to age if he neglects the transfusions, although the process is partially reversible if caught in time.
Traditional optics are long since obsolete – tunable matter can slow photons to a stop, teleport them here to there, play ping-pong with spin and polarization – and besides, the dumb matter in the walls and floor has been replaced by low-power computronium, heat sinks dangling far below the floor of the lily-pad habitat to dispose of the scanty waste photons from reversible computation.
Just as the will to power is "a structure in which differences of potential are distributed, a constitutive dissymmetry, difference, or inequality" (Deleuze), so information is composed of reversible gradients of electronic potential and ever-changing dissymmetries of charge.
Changes of entropy can be calculated only for a reversible process, and may then be defined as the ratio of the amount of heat taken up to the absolute temperature at which the heat is absorbed.
Since the Carnot cycle represents an ideal situation in which all processes are reversible, his statement is equivalent to saying that the second law of thermodynamics is not a major concern, at least to him.
His bag of tricks contained assorted hats, eyeglasses, jackets, a reversible raincoat, a hard hat, a small hand mirror for over-the-shoulder observation, and a quart-size empty plastic jug in case he got caught short and had to pee.
The usual progression from TWS to DWS to UWS is not reversible except in the initial phases, as the activation of additional units is cumulative, selective, and mutually reinforcing, and presumably eventuates in mass-activation of all units.
It may well know of procedures - aye, vasectomy ought to be simple enough surgery if I can find out how to do it, and reversible by a bit of cloning if ever we get home - or I seem to remember reading once about intrauterine devices - or something in the chemistry - Och, we can consider details later.
It may well know of procedures -- aye, vasectomy ought to be simple enough surgery if I can find out how to do it, and reversible by a bit of cloning if ever we get home -- or I seem to remember reading once about intrauterine devices -- or something in the chemistry -- Och, we can consider details later.
The process of generating each character in the keystream alters T in a reversible but more or less "random" fashion.
The modern ones use a high speed, reversible, light intensity limiting effect.
He goes back to the closet for the red jacket, which is the reversible type, and the boxy case.
The solid geometry of the functioning organisms had been compressed into a mixture of two-dimensional proximity and chemical markers, but the process wasn't always reversible, nor was the coding entirely unambiguous.