a prism that inverts a beam of light, often used in a telescope to produce an erect image.
noun 1. the act of turning something the reverse way. 2. the state of being so turned; reversal. 3. the act of reverting; return to a former practice, belief, condition, etc. 4. Biology. reappearance of ancestral characters that have been absent in intervening generations. return to an earlier or primitive type; atavism. 5. Law. the […]
or reversional [ri-vur-zhuh-ner-ee, -shuh-] /rɪˈvɜr ʒəˌnɛr i, -ʃə-/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or involving a reversion.
noun, Insurance. 1. an annuity payable to a beneficiary during the period of time he or she survives the insured.
- Reversionary bonus
noun 1. (insurance) a bonus added to the sum payable on death or at the maturity of a with-profits assurance policy