from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To combine (things) again.
- intransitive v. To combine again.
- intransitive v. Genetics To undergo or cause recombination; form new combinations.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to combine again, especially to reassemble the parts of something previously taken apart in a different manner
- v. to undergo recombination
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To combine again.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To combine again.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. to combine or put together again
- v. undergo genetic recombination
- v. cause genetic recombination
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The mysteriousness of Stonehenge is on par with how peanuts and corn "recombine" in poop.
The flavors combine and recombine in endless variation as you eat, and the textures are all there: crunch, snap, chew, squish.
Mr. STEVEN JOHNSON (Author, "Where Good Ideas Come From"): Ideas come together from kind of fragments that you borrow from another field or another person that you recombine and kind of remix into a new form.
Like them, they tend to perpetuate their structure and to breed; they too can fuse, recombine, segregate their content; indeed they too can evolve, and in this evolution selection must surely play an important role.
The other option is to extract hydrogen from water using renewable-energy sources ... by the time you use the energy to extract hydrogen from water, transport that hydrogen to where car owners can get to it and then recombine it with oxygen to re-extract the energy the cost becomes astronomical.
The different strains would mix, or recombine, in the test tube and create an effective vaccine that would grow rapidly.
The rules of the competition expressly required that every entry "recombine  and modif [y] existing digital works to create a new transformative work."
Many variations on the popular online video “Dramatic Chipmunk” may be considered fair use because they recombine existing work to create new meaning.
But if you take a population of words and randomly mutate and recombine them, they will evolve into other words.
The y-chromosome doesn't recombine (most of it anyway), and forms a nested hierarchy of descent.
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