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restructure

[ree-struhk-cher]
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verb (used with object), re·struc·tured, re·struc·tur·ing.
  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.
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verb (used without object), re·struc·tured, re·struc·tur·ing.
  1. to restructure something.
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noun
  1. the act or an instance of restructuring.
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Origin of restructure

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

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

restructure

v.

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

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