restructure

[ ree-struhk-cher ]
/ riˈstrʌk tʃər /

verb (used with object), re·struc·tured, re·struc·tur·ing.

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), re·struc·tured, re·struc·tur·ing.

to restructure something.

noun

the act or an instance of restructuring.

Origin of restructure

First recorded in 1940–45; re- + structure
Related formsre·struc·tur·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for restructure

restructure

/ (riːˈstrʌktʃə) /

verb

(tr) to organize (a system, business, society, etc) in a different wayradical attempts to restructure the economy
Derived Formsrestructuring, noun
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Word Origin and History for restructure

restructure


v.

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

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