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reverse

a. the mechanism or gears by which machinery, a vehicle, etc., can be made to reverse its direction
b. (as modifier): reverse gear

reverse

A template that has the reverse profile of a molding it is intended to match.
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A curious arrangement, and one without an exception on the lunar disc, is that the interior surface of these circles is the reverse of the exterior, and contrary to the form taken by terrestrial craters.
An ambitious man, too, when he found himself seated on the summit of his country's honors, when he looked forward to the time at which he must descend from the exalted eminence for ever, and reflected that no exertion of merit on his part could save him from the unwelcome reverse; such a man, in such a situation, would be much more violently tempted to embrace a favorable conjuncture for attempting the prolongation of his power, at every personal hazard, than if he had the probability of answering the same end by doing his duty.
His reasons, however, for choosing Zarathustra of all others to be his mouthpiece, he gives us in the following words:-- "People have never asked me, as they should have done, what the name Zarathustra precisely means in my mouth, in the mouth of the first Immoralist; for what distinguishes that philosopher from all others in the past is the very fact that he was exactly the reverse of an immoralist.
It might get noised about that the Pontelliers had met with reverses, and were forced to conduct their menage on a humbler scale than heretofore.
"We did not know how to run a reverse auction, but having a partner to walk us through made the process simple," says Douglas Atkins, vice president for human resources and assistant treasurer at Colby-Sawyer.
A reverse mortgage is a loan where the homeowner (borrower) uses the home's equity as collateral.
A reverse mortgage is a loan secured by home equity that makes payments to the homeowner--as opposed to requiring payments from the homeowner.
Proposition 5 would allow homeowners age 62 or older to buy a new house by paying about half of their costs out of pocket and then using funds from a reverse mortgage loan to pay the difference - all in one transaction and without having to sell their current home first.
Biopharmaceutical company Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc (Nasdaq:ANTH) announced on Friday the filing of a certificate of amendment to its amended and restated certificate of incorporation to effect a one-for-eight reverse stock split of its common stock, effective as of 17:00 hours, Eastern Time on 12 July 2013.
Shareholders holding less than 25 shares of common stock immediately prior to the reverse split will not receive fractional shares in the reverse stock split, but will instead have their shares converted into the right to receive a cash payment in exchange for and in proportion to the fractional share interests resulting from the reverse stock split.
For bioscience, medical, and veterinary students, researchers, and academics, Bridgen compiles 12 chapters summarizing recent developments in reverse genetics of RNA viruses through applications in each of the core virus groups, including positive sense, negative sense, and double stranded RNA viruses.
Hence, an organization may have more complex reverse logistics (return) issues without ever realizing it.