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[ree-awr-guh-nuh-zey-shuh n]
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  1. the act or process of reorganizing; state of being reorganized.
  2. Finance. a reconstruction of a business corporation, including a marked change in capital structure, often following a failure and receivership or bankruptcy trusteeship.
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Origin of reorganization

First recorded in 1805–15; re- + organization
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restructuring, reconstitution

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British Dictionary definitions for reorganization



  1. the act of organizing or the state of being organized again
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Word Origin and History for reorganization


also re-organization, 1801, in translations from French, noun of action from reorganize.

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