from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To compose again; reorganize or rearrange.
- transitive v. To restore to composure; calm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to compose again
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To compose again; to form anew; to put together again or repeatedly.
- transitive v. To restore to composure; to quiet anew; to tranquilize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Specifically, in optics, to recombine, as the dispersed or scattered constituents of a complex beam of light.
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But it means that, unlike what we hoped in the 1970s-1980s, it will not be enough to "recompose"
Apple has a sandbox concept that isolates the platform, which prevents certain viruses that want to replicate themselves or decompose and recompose to avoid virus scanners.
Ultimately, the player picks himself up, dusts himself off and starts to recompose a route through the city again.
"Maybe we can recompose it now that it's a thirty second chunk that happens over this length of the scene."
The technology entails taking hundreds of pictures of tiny portions of the artwork and then combining them to recompose the whole image.
I love that people have the time to find this footage and recompose it for our enjoyment.
Knowing this about ourselves can be unnerving, sure, but I think it can be liberating because it shows us we have the ability to revise and recompose that stuff, if we can see it clearly for what it is.
Do something to relax and "escape"; read a book, listen to music or meditate to recompose your energy.
I simply cannot recompose that now, but I do wish to share it with you.
And after I drug my belongings, shoes in hand, over to a bench to recompose myself and get my shoes back on, I said to my traveling partner: I don't think the job of the TSA is really to find or stop anything, it's just to keep us all feeling scrambled.