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Dictionary Definition

irreversible adj
1 impossible to reverse or be reversed; "irreversible momentum toward revolution" [ant: reversible]
2 impossible to reverse or undo; "an irreversible decree"

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  1. Incapable of being reversed or turned about or back; incapable of being made to run backward; as, an irreversible engine.
  2. Incapable of being reversed, recalled, repealed, or annulled; as, an irreversible sentence or decree.
  3. (Thermodynamics) Incapable of being reversed to the original state without consumption of free energy and increase of entropy.


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Irreversible may refer to:
irreversible in French: Irréversible

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