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1. To place in another position, as during an operation.
2. Synonym(s): reduction (1)


Etymology: L, reponere, to put back
the restoration of an organ or body part to its natural position, as repositioning an inverted uterus or changing the position of the jaws.


Laparoscopic surgery The changing of a Pt's position during a procedure to improve access or visualization of the operative field, which may be linked to complications, as it changes anatomic planes of operation. See Laparoscopic surgery.


1. The restoration, by surgical or manipulative procedures, of a part to its normal anatomic relation.
Synonym(s): repositioning.
2. chemistry A reaction involving a gain of one or more electrons by a substance.
3. Surgical procedure to reduce size.
[L. reductio, fr. re-duco, pp. ductus, to lead back]
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Crystal Cruises will offer four repositioning sailings this spring, including an April 23 transatlantic sailing aboard Crystal Harmony from Ft.
Cunard passengers will experience the food, drink and culture of Spain and Madeira during a 15-day repositioning of the Royal Viking Sun.
Holland America Line will offer a "Film Festival at Sea" -- complete with celebrities, movie critics, lectures and screenings -- during a 10-day repositioning from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean.
Princess Cruises' is offering 12 repositioning cruises this spring.
As a result, there will be an increased need for nontraditional financing in the form of high-yield bridge loans providing the borrower with more time and flexibility to complete the repositioning of his asset.