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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: revers, from Latin reversus, past participle of revertere; REVERT

reverse

3 adjective
     
reverse3 [only before noun]
1

reverse order/situation/process etc

the opposite order etc to what is usual or to what has just been stated:
The results were read out in reverse order (=with the worst first and the best last).
2

the reverse side

the back of something

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