restructure

[ree-struhk-cher]
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:
1940–45; re- + structure

restructurer, noun
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restructure (riːˈstrʌktʃə)
 
vb
(tr) to organize (a system, business, society, etc) in a different way: radical attempts to restructure the economy
 
re'structuring
 
n

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restructure
1951, from re- "back, again" + structure (v.).
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restructuring definition


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).

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Example sentences
The culmination of the molecular paradigm in biology actually brings about a
  deep philosophical restructuring of the field.
Complete restructuring of the whole world financial system as it is dependent
  on eternal growth to survive, which is not possible.
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.
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