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[v. ree-ruhn; n. ree-ruhn] /v. riˈrʌn; n. ˈriˌrʌn/
verb (used with object), reran, rerun, rerunning.
to run again.
the act of rerunning.
a showing of a motion picture or television program after its initial run, usually some months or years later.
the motion picture or television program being shown again.
Informal. a person or thing that is merely a restatement or imitation of something familiar; rehash:
The plot is just a rerun of every other spy story.
Origin of rerun
1795-1805; re- + run Unabridged
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Examples from the web for rerun
  • With commercial and public television deep into rerun territory these days, the time is ripe for poking into cable schedules.
  • Elections for three local councils have had to be rerun amid cries of vote-rigging.
  • Whatever the reason, here are six current dramas worth transplanting into your weekly rotation before rerun season starts.
  • The program must also be rerun if a new phase or histogram is added to the refinement.
  • All simulations are saved, providing the ability to reload the results or rerun the same simulation.
  • Automatically rerun the job is there is a system failure.
British Dictionary definitions for rerun


verb (transitive) (riːˈrʌn) -runs, -running, -ran
to broadcast or put on (a film, play, series, etc) again
to run (a race, etc) again
noun (ˈriːˌrʌn)
a film, play, series, etc, that is broadcast or put on again; repeat
a race that is run again
(computing) the repeat of a part of a computer program
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Word Origin and History for rerun

also re-run, 1804, in reference to races, from re- "back, again" + run (v.). The noun, in reference to film, is recorded from 1934; of television programs from 1955. Related: Reran; rerunning.

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