reposition

1
[ ree-puh-zish-uh n, rep-uh- ]
/ ˌri pəˈzɪʃ ən, ˌrɛp ə- /

noun

the act of depositing or storing.
replacement, as of a bone.

Nearby words

  1. reposal,
  2. repose,
  3. reposedly,
  4. reposeful,
  5. reposit,
  6. repositor,
  7. repositorium,
  8. repository,
  9. repossess,
  10. repossession

Origin of reposition

1
1580–90; < Late Latin repositiōn- (stem of repositiō) a laying up, equivalent to Latin reposit(us) (see reposit) + -iōn- -ion

reposition

2
[ ree-puh-zish-uh n ]
/ ˌri pəˈzɪʃ ən /

verb (used with object)

to put in a new or different position; shift: to reposition the artwork on the advertising layout.
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.
Medicine/Medical, Surgery. to place (an organ or bone) in its original position.

Origin of reposition

2
1855–60; re- + position (v.)

Related formsre·po·si·tion·a·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for reposition

reposition

/ (ˌriːpəˈzɪʃən) /

noun

the act or process of depositing or storing
surgery the return of a broken or displaced organ, or part to its normal site
archaic the reinstatement of a person in a post or office

verb (tr)

to place in a new position
to target (a product or brand) at a new market by changing its image
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Word Origin and History for reposition
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