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reposition1

[ree-puh-zish-uh n, rep-uh-] /ˌri pəˈzɪʃ ən, ˌrɛp ə-/
noun
1.
the act of depositing or storing.
2.
replacement, as of a bone.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Late Latin repositiōn- (stem of repositiō) a laying up, equivalent to Latin reposit(us) (see reposit) + -iōn- -ion

reposition2

[ree-puh-zish-uh n] /ˌri pəˈzɪʃ ən/
verb (used with object)
1.
to put in a new or different position; shift:
to reposition the artwork on the advertising layout.
2.
to change the image, marketing strategy, etc., of (a product) so as to appeal to a wider or different audience or market:
to reposition a diet drink to appeal to teenagers.
3.
Medicine/Medical, Surgery. to place (an organ or bone) in its original position.
Origin
1855-60; re- + position (v.)
Related forms
repositionable, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for re-position

reposition

/ˌriːpəˈzɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of depositing or storing
2.
(surgery) the return of a broken or displaced organ, or part to its normal site
3.
(archaic) the reinstatement of a person in a post or office
verb (transitive)
4.
to place in a new position
5.
to target (a product or brand) at a new market by changing its image
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Word Origin and History for re-position

reposition

n.

1580s, "act of replacing," from Late Latin repositionem (nominative repositio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin reponere (see repose (v.2)). Meaning "act of laying up in safety" is from 1610s.

v.

also re-position, 1859, from re- "again" + position (v.). Related: Repositioned; repositioning.

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