Definitions for rerunriˈrʌn; ˈriˌrʌn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
re•runriˈrʌn; ˈriˌrʌn(v.; n.)-ran, -run, -running
(v.t.)to run or run off again.
(n.)the act of rerunning.
the showing of a motion picture or television program after its initial run or showing. the motion picture or television program being shown again.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a restatement or imitation of something familiar; rehash.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
Origin of rerun:
a program that is broadcast again
"she likes to watch `I love Lucy' reruns"
broadcast again, as of a film
rerun a performance of a play, for example
run again for office
"Bush wants to rerun in 1996"
cause to perform again
"We have to rerun the subjects--they misunderstood the instructions"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
rerun(noun)ˈrʌn; n. ˈriˌrʌn
a repeat of a movie or TV show
There's nothing on except reruns.
rerunˈrʌn; n. ˈriˌrʌn
an event that happens again in the same way it happened before
This economic crisis feels like a rerun of the early 90s.
A rerun or repeat is a re-airing of an episode of a radio or television broadcast. There are two types of reruns—those that occur during a hiatus, and those that occur when a program is syndicated. Reruns can also be, as the case with more popular shows, when a show is aired outside of its timeslot. In the UK, the word "repeat" refers only to a single episode; "rerun" or "rerunning" is the preferred term for an entire series/season. "Repeat" is also used to refer to programs shown less than a week after the original broadcast, before the next episode of the series. The term "rerun" can also be used in some respects as a synonym for reprint, the equivalent term for print items; this is especially true for print items that are part of ongoing series.
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