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redux

[ri-duhks] /rɪˈdʌks/
adjective
1.
brought back; resurgent:
the Victorian era redux.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin: returning (as from war or exile), noun derivative (with passive sense) of redūcere to bring back; see reduce
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redux

/ˈriːdʌks/
adjective
1.
(usually postpositive) (esp of an artistic work) presented in a new way: Apocalypse Now Redux
Word Origin
C20: Latin: brought back
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Word Origin and History for redux
adj.

"restored, brought back," Latin, from reducere (see reduce). In book titles at least since 1662 (Dryden, "Astraea Redux," written on the restoration of Charles II).

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