reconceptualize

verb re·con·cep·tu·al·ize \ (ˌ)rē-kən-ˈsep-chə-wə-ˌlīz , -chü-ə- , -chə-ˌlīz , -shwə-ˌlīz \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reconceptualize

reconceptualized; reconceptualizing; reconceptualizes
: to conceptualize in a new or different way
  • Once you start reconceptualizing your company as a collection of business processes, it becomes dauntingly clear that those processes extend beyond the portals of any one building, the boundaries of any one corporation, and the borders of any one country.
  • —Ronald Henkoff
  • The argument for tortoise conservation has been strengthened by reconceptualizing giant tortoises as agents whose actions shape the ecosystems around them.
  • —James P. Gibbs

reconceptualization

play \(ˌ)rē-kən-ˌsep-chə-wə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -chü-ə-, -chə-lə-ˈzā-, -shwə-lə-ˈzā-\ noun
    • Many jobs are gone forever. This will eventually force us to confront matters such as a guaranteed universal income, or a complete reconceptualization of what we consider "work" for which one is entitled to a wage.
    • —Rex J. Zedalis

First Known Use of reconceptualize

1903

in the meaning defined above

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