reversion

Definitions

Aviation

  • noun a return to an earlier condition or state

Construction

  • The tendency of a processed material to return to its original state.
  • Chemical reaction leading to deterioration of a sealant due to moisture trapped behind the sealant.

Media Studies

Real Estate

  • noun the return of property to an original owner when a lease expires
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