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[ree-kuh m-pohz]
verb (used with object), re·com·posed, re·com·pos·ing.
  1. to compose again; reconstitute; rearrange.
  2. to restore to composure or calmness.
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Origin of recompose

First recorded in 1605–15; re- + compose
Related formsre·com·po·si·tion [ree-kom-puh-zish-uh n] /ˌri kɒm pəˈzɪʃ ən/, noun
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Examples from the Web for recomposition

Historical Examples

  • Your scientific monitor calls you from futile reveries, and repeats his formula of decomposition and recomposition.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXIX.


  • Hence the cause of the recomposition of white light when the colours on the disc are quickly rotated.

  • This contest of disintegration and recomposition was carried on with much spirit between Maximus and Gabriel.

  • Thus slang is in constant process of decomposition and recomposition; an obscure and rapid work which never pauses.

    Les Misrables

    Victor Hugo

British Dictionary definitions for recomposition


verb (tr)
  1. to restore to composure or calmness
  2. to arrange or compose again; reform
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Derived Formsrecomposition (ˌriːkɒmpəˈzɪʃən), noun
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