irreversibility irreversibility

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of being irreversible (once done it cannot be changed)

Usage(s):

  1. The latest news goes way beyond what toppling a statue can achieve in signaling the irreversibility of regime-change in Baghdad.
  2. Totality and irreversibility are related.
  3. This decision to have an election by April 27 introduces an element of irreversibility.

News

  • Once You Use Bitcoin You Can't Go 'Back' — And That's Its Fatal Flaw

    Bitcoin advocates argue that both its irreversibility and independence are benefits, that they were explicit design decisions to defy control by governments or banks. But these features are flaws, because anything electronic must be reversible: If bitcoin really is the internet applied to money ? then it, too, should have a 'back' button.        
    on November 26, 2013     Source: Wired News

Quotes

  1. "We are staring at an abyss of irreversibility," Kerry warned, adding that he had discussed the problem with Obama and "he intends to be serious about it."
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: John Kerry Source: AFP

  2. "Allowing Emmett's execution to go forward before the Supreme Court rules on his appeal would foreclose any additional review of his case. The irreversibility of an execution and the fact that four Justices of the Court believe a stay is needed to...
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: Tim Kaine Source: Richmond Times Dispatch

  3. "I regard this document as the biggest pillar for the irreversibility of peace in Uganda," UN envoy Joaquim Chissano said after the signing of a pact to implement "comprehensive solutions" to end the conflict.
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: Joaquim Chissano Source: Reuters South Africa

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