reversibility principle


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reversibility principle

[ri‚vər·sə′bil·əd·ē ‚prin·sə·pəl]
(optics)
The principle that if a beam of light is reflected back on itself, it will traverse the same path or paths as it did before reversal.
(statistical mechanics)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The phenomenon of detraining is called the reversibility principle. Once trained up for a given singing role or vocally demanding occupation it is easier to stay in shape than get in shape.