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  1. brought back; resurgent: the Victorian era redux.
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Origin of redux

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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  1. (usually postpositive) (esp of an artistic work) presented in a new wayApocalypse Now Redux
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Word Origin for redux

C20: Latin: brought back
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Word Origin and History for redux


"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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