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reposition (n.)

early 15c. (Chauliac), reposicioun, in medicine, "a placing, putting, act of replacing, operation of restoring (something) to its original position," from Late Latin repositionem (nominative repositio) "a laying up, a storing up," noun of action from past-participle stem of Latin reponere (see repose (v.2)). Meaning "act of laying up in safety" is from 1610s; that of "reinstatement" (of a person, to an office, etc.)

is from 1640s.

reposition (v.)

also re-position, 1859, "to put (something) in a new or adjusted position," from re- "again" + position (v.). Intransitive sense of "adjust or alter one's position" is by 1947. Related: Repositioned; repositioning.

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Definitions of reposition from WordNet
1
reposition (v.)
change place or direction;
Synonyms: shift / dislodge
reposition (v.)
place into another position;
2
reposition (n.)
depositing in a warehouse;
they decided to reposition their furniture in a recommended repository in Brooklyn
Synonyms: repositing / storage / warehousing
From wordnet.princeton.edu