recombine

verb
re·​com·​bine | \ ˌrē-kəm-ˈbīn How to pronounce recombine (audio) \
recombined; recombining; recombines

Definition of recombine

transitive verb

1 : to combine again or anew
2 : to cause to undergo recombination

intransitive verb

: to undergo recombination

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The company is also part of a shift to a new, Lego-block-style approach to making chips, where modules dubbed chiplets are recombined to make development faster. Tom Simonite, WIRED, "Intel's New Chip Wizard Has a Plan to Bring Back the Magic," 3 July 2019 And the interferometers’ left paths are recombined as well. Anil Ananthaswamy, Scientific American, "Spin-Swapping Particles Could Be “Quantum Cheshire Cats”," 6 May 2019 Viruses and bacteria also recombine, or share genetic material, with similar strains, giving them another way to change their genomes rapidly. Quanta Magazine, "Vaccines Are Pushing Pathogens to Evolve," 10 May 2018 Macron is less interested in putting forth a grand vision of society than in taking bits of preëxisting ideology and recombining them so that traditional political demarcations no longer make sense. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, "Can Emmanuel Macron Stem the Populist Tide?," 24 June 2019 Ultimately, Alexa should be flexible enough to recombine any skills as a conversation requires, Prasad says. Tom Simonite, WIRED, "Dinner and a Movie? Amazon Alexa Makes It Easier to Do Both," 5 June 2019 For many years, astronomers have imagined that planets form when large objects slowly collide, melt and recombine into something new. Quanta Magazine, "Planets Found to Be Larger Than the Disks They Come From," 4 Oct. 2018 To make matters more complicated, the balls cross paths and recombine at various points. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Wandering Bose-Einstein condensate may lead to scalable quantum computer," 29 Aug. 2018 At the partially reflective mirror, the two light beams are recombined. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Baby gravitational wave detector could find a home at the LHC," 3 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of recombine

1619, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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recombine

verb
re·​com·​bine | \ ˌrē-kəm-ˈbīn How to pronounce recombine (audio) \
recombined; recombining

Medical Definition of recombine

transitive verb

: to cause to undergo recombination

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