From Latin redūcere (“to bring back”). The word may have reentered popular usage in the United States with the 1971 publication of the novel Rabbit Redux by John Updike, although it had previously been used in medicine, literary titles, and product names.
redux (not comparable)
- (of a topic, attributive, postpositive) Redone, restored, brought back, or revisited.
Company policy redux.
Dirty tricks redux.
- 2004, Robert A. Levy, Shakedown: How Corporations, Government, and Trial Lawyers Abuse the Judicial Process, page 265:
- 10. It's Microsoft Redux All Over Again. Maybe the fat lady hasn't crooned the final note, but the petite lady who carried the most weight, US District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, wrote the denouement to the Microsoft antitrust fiasco.
From redūcō (“I lead or bring back”).
- (active, mostly as an epithet of Iuppiter and of Fortūna, in the poets and in inscriptions) that leads or brings back, that returns
- (passive, frequent and Classical Latin) that is led or brought back (from slavery, imprisonment, from a distance, etc.), come back, returned, that has returned
- rĕdux in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- redux in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- du Cange, Charles (1883), “redux”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
- “rĕdux” on page 1,328/1–2 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
- redux in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- redux in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray