Revert

Definition of Revert

Re`vert´
v. t.1.To turn back, or to the contrary; to reverse.
[imp. & p. p. Reverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Reverting.]
Till happy chance revert the cruel scence.
- Prior.
The tumbling stream . . .
Reverted, plays in undulating flow.
- Thomson.
2.To throw back; to reflect; to reverberate.
3.(Chem.) To change back. See Revert, v. i.
To revert a series
(Alg.) to treat a series, as y = a + bx + cx2 + etc., where one variable y is expressed in powers of a second variable x, so as to find therefrom the second variable x, expressed in a series arranged in powers of y.
v. i.1.To return; to come back.
So that my arrows
Would have reverted to my bow again.
- Shak.
2.(Law) To return to the proprietor after the termination of a particular estate granted by him.
3.(Biol.) To return, wholly or in part, towards some preëxistent form; to take on the traits or characters of an ancestral type.
4.(Chem.) To change back, as from a soluble to an insoluble state or the reverse; thus, phosphoric acid in certain fertilizers reverts.
n.1.One who, or that which, reverts.
An active promoter in making the East Saxons converts, or rather reverts, to the faith.
- Fuller.

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