rearrangement

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noun re·ar·range·ment \ ˌrē-ə-ˈrānj-mənt \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of rearrangement

plural rearrangements
1 :the act of rearranging something or someone or the state of being rearranged
  • rearrangement of the furniture
  • changes that will require some rearrangement of the schedule
  • … lifting her hands for some rearrangement of her hat.
  • —Henry James
2 chemistry :a shifting of the atoms or groups in the molecule of a compound to form an isomeric compound

First Known Use of rearrangement

1778


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