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[ree-struhk-cher] /riˈstrʌk tʃər/
verb (used with object), restructured, restructuring.
to change, alter, or restore the structure of:
to restructure a broken nose.
to effect a fundamental change in (as an organization or system).
to recombine (bits of inexpensive meats), especially by mechanical means, into simulated steaks, fillets, etc.
verb (used without object), restructured, restructuring.
to restructure something.
the act or an instance of restructuring.
Origin of restructure
1940-45; re- + structure
Related forms
restructurer, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for restructuring
  • The culmination of the molecular paradigm in biology actually brings about a deep philosophical restructuring of the field.
  • Here restructuring one's environment or reframing one's choice situation can be helpful.
  • It cannot be addressed without restructuring our society.
  • Complete restructuring of the whole world financial system as it is dependent on eternal growth to survive, which is not possible.
  • That's what you do with corporate restructuring-it converts unsecured debt into equity.
  • The struggling media agency is in the midst of a major restructuring, including some heavy layoffs.
  • The reasons given at the time were for restructuring of the events including improvements to safety.
  • Usually that involved brutally restructuring or selling off pieces of the company.
  • Being prepared for electronic discovery requires a radical restructuring of the email mind-set.
  • We're not so much restructuring the health system as making one of its sectors much bigger.
British Dictionary definitions for restructuring


(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 restructuring



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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restructuring in Technology

The transformation from one representation form to another at the same relative abstraction level, while preserving the subject system's external behaviour (functionality and semantics).

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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