- Meaning –
- a reappearance of an earlier characteristic.
- resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents.
- The return of a trait or recurrence of previous behavior after a period of absence.
- Synonyms – reversion, throwback.
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- Usage – In his love for gardening, Martin seemed an atavism to his Tuscan ancestors who lavished great care on their small plots of soil.
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