recategorize

verb re·cat·e·go·rize \ (ˌ)rē-ˈka-ti-gə-ˌrīz \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of recategorize

recategorized; recategorizing; recategorizes
: to put into a different category : reclassify
  • recategorized the drug as a controlled substance
  • Neptune is the eighth and furthest planet from the Sun, since Pluto was recategorized as a dwarf planet.
  • —James L. Chen

recategorization

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌka-ti-gə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun, plural recategorizations
    • Nye supported the recategorization of Pluto by the International Astronomical Union. Its makeup more closely matches a comet, he said.
    • —Mark Bennett

First Known Use of recategorize

1917

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