Definition of reversal in English:


Line breaks: re|ver¦sal
Pronunciation: /rɪˈvəːs(ə)l


  • 2 [mass noun] Photography Direct production of a positive image from an exposed film or plate; direct reproduction of a positive or negative image: [as modifier]: a black-and-white reversal kit
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    • Liam states that pinholes do not occur with reversal processing of lith film, but we included a water bath anyway since it doesn't take long.
    • This was a ‘five lights’ production filmed on 16 mm reversal stock because they couldn't afford better.
    • Since super-8 film is reversal stock like slide film, I had never thought a super-8 negative could exist.


late 15th century (as a legal term): from reverse + -al.

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