Definition of subversion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//səbˈvɜːʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//səbˈvɜːrʒn//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the process of trying to destroy the authority of a political, religious, etc. system by attacking it secretly or indirectly acts of subversion
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] subversion (of something) an act of changing something to its opposite, especially when this challenges fixed ideas or expectations The play includes a playful subversion of gender roles.