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restructure

[ree-struhk-cher] /riˈstrʌk tʃər/
verb (used with object), restructured, restructuring.
1.
to change, alter, or restore the structure of:
to restructure a broken nose.
2.
to effect a fundamental change in (as an organization or system).
3.
to recombine (bits of inexpensive meats), especially by mechanical means, into simulated steaks, fillets, etc.
verb (used without object), restructured, restructuring.
4.
to restructure something.
noun
5.
the act or an instance of restructuring.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; re- + structure
Related forms
restructurer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for re-structure

restructure

/riːˈstrʌktʃə/
verb
1.
(transitive) to organize (a system, business, society, etc) in a different way: radical attempts to restructure the economy
Derived Forms
restructuring, noun
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Word Origin and History for re-structure

restructure

v.

1951, from re- "back, again" + structure (v.). Related: Restructured; restructuring.

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