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Definition of Reverse
ReverseIndentation In`den*ta"tion, n.
1. The act of indenting or state of being indented.
2. A notch or recess, in the margin or border of anything;
as, the indentations of a leaf, of the coast, etc.
3. A recess or sharp depression in any surface.
(a) The act of beginning a line or series of lines at a
little distance within the flush line of the column or
page, as in the common way of beginning the first line
of a paragraph.
(b) The measure of the distance; as, an indentation of one
em, or of two ems.
Hanging, or Reverse, indentation, indentation of all
the lines of a paragraph except the first, which is a full
line. ReverseReverse Re*verse", n. [Cf. F. revers. See Reverse, a.]
1. That which appears or is presented when anything, as a
lance, a line, a course of conduct, etc., is reverted or
turned contrary to its natural direction.
He did so with the reverse of the lance. --Sir W.
2. That which is directly opposite or contrary to something
else; a contrary; an opposite. --Chaucer.
And then mistook reverse of wrong for right. --Pope.
To make everything the reverse of what they have
seen, is quite as easy as to destroy. --Burke.
3. The act of reversing; complete change; reversal; hence,
total change in circumstances or character; especially, a
change from better to worse; misfortune; a check or
defeat; as, the enemy met with a reverse.
The strange reverse of fate you see; I pitied you,
now you may pity me. --Dryden.
By a reverse of fortune, Stephen becomes rich.
4. The back side; as, the reverse of a drum or trench; the
reverse of a medal or coin, that is, the side opposite to
the obverse. See Obverse.
5. A thrust in fencing made with a backward turn of the hand;
a backhanded stroke. [Obs.] --Shak.
6. (Surg.) A turn or fold made in bandaging, by which the
direction of the bandage is changed. ReverseReverse Re*verse", a. [OE. revers, OF. revers, L. reversus, p.
p. of revertere. See Revert.]
1. Turned backward; having a contrary or opposite direction;
hence; opposite or contrary in kind; as, the reverse order
or method. ``A vice reverse unto this.' --Gower.
2. Turned upside down; greatly disturbed. [Obs.]
He found the sea diverse With many a windy storm
3. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Reversed; as, a reverse shell.
Reverse bearing (Surv.), the bearing of a back station as
observed from the station next in advance.
Reverse curve (Railways), a curve like the letter S, formed
of two curves bending in opposite directions.
Reverse fire (Mil.), a fire in the rear.
Reverse operation (Math.), an operation the steps of which
are taken in a contrary order to that in which the same or
similar steps are taken in another operation considered as
direct; an operation in which that is sought which in
another operation is given, and that given which in the
other is sought; as, finding the length of a pendulum from
its time of vibration is the reverse operation to finding
the time of vibration from the length.
Reverse Re*verse", v. i.
1. To return; to revert. [Obs.] --Spenser.
2. To become or be reversed.
reverseFault Fault, n.
1. (Elec.) A defective point in an electric circuit due to a
crossing of the parts of the conductor, or to contact with
another conductor or the earth, or to a break in the
2. (Geol. & Mining) A dislocation caused by a slipping of
rock masses along a plane of facture; also, the dislocated
structure resulting from such slipping.
Note: The surface along which the dislocated masses have
moved is called the
fault plane. When this plane is vertical, the fault is a
vertical fault; when its inclination is such that the
present relative position of the two masses could have
been produced by the sliding down, along the fault plane,
of the mass on its upper side, the fault is a
normal, or gravity, fault. When the fault plane is so
inclined that the mass on its upper side has moved up
relatively, the fault is then called a
reverse (or reversed), thrust, or overthrust,
fault. If no vertical displacement has resulted, the fault
is then called a
horizontal fault. The linear extent of the dislocation
measured on the fault plane and in the direction of
movement is the
displacement; the vertical displacement is the
throw; the horizontal displacement is the
heave. The direction of the line of intersection of the
fault plane with a horizontal plane is the
trend of the fault. A fault is a
strike fault when its trend coincides approximately with
the strike of associated strata (i.e., the line of
intersection of the plane of the strata with a horizontal
plane); it is a
dip fault when its trend is at right angles to the strike;
oblique fault when its trend is oblique to the strike.
Oblique faults and dip faults are sometimes called
cross faults. A series of closely associated parallel
faults are sometimes called
step faults and sometimes
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