rearrangement

noun

re·​ar·​range·​ment ˌrē-ə-ˈrānj-mənt How to pronounce rearrangement (audio)
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

Examples of rearrangement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is thought to involve the rearrangement of the crust of the neutron star, forced by the intense forces generated by the staggeringly intense magnetic field. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 24 Apr. 2024 The common assumption has been that these rearrangements are hardwired and follow simple mechanical algorithms carried out by genes, but Levin suspected it wasn't so preordained. Rowan Jacobsen, Scientific American, 1 Feb. 2024 Through the atomic rearrangement of CBD, Delta 8 can be made in higher quantities. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 This jump in clock speed and core rearrangement deliver a 15% improvement in CPU speed, a 45% improvement in GPU performance, and a 5% gain in efficiency across the system. Sarah Lord, PCMAG, 21 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for rearrangement 

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Word History

First Known Use

1778, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rearrangement was in 1778

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“Rearrangement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rearrangement. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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