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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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