reversible path

reversible path

[ri′vər·sə·bəl ′path]
(thermodynamics)
A path followed by a thermodynamic system such that its direction of motion can be reversed at any point by an infinitesimal change in external conditions; thus the system can be considered to be at equilibrium at all points along the path.
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Overall, Tilly depicts democratization as a dynamic and changing process that creates complex and reversible paths to democracy, which he defines as the "broad, equal, protected, binding consultation of citizens with respect to state actions" (p.
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