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Examples from the Web for redefinition
The other possibility is a redefinition of momentary happiness in terms of a more global evaluation.Daniel Kahneman Talks Intuition and Optimism With Sam Harris|Sam Harris|November 30, 2011|DAILY BEAST
With that redefinition of patriotism, Obama snatched love of country from the greasy jowls of Rush Limbaugh and the crew.
When control is lost it means that the habits are no longer adequate, that the situation has changed and demands a redefinition.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
Against the background of deeper changes, education is focusing on its on redefinition.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
British Dictionary definitions for redefinition
Word Origin and History for redefinition
late 14c., "decision, setting of boundaries," from Old French definicion, from Latin definitionem (nominative definitio), noun of action from past participle stem of definire (see define).
In logic, meaning "act of stating what something means" is from 1640s; meaning "a statement of the essential nature of something" is from late 14c.; the special focus on words developed after c.1550. Meaning "degree of distinctness of the details in a picture" is from 1889.