recontextualize

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verb re·con·tex·tu·al·ize \ˌrē-kən-ˈteks-chə-wə-ˌlīz, -chə-ˌlīz\

Definition of recontextualize

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to place (something, such as a literary or artistic work) in a different context

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First Known Use of recontextualize

1954


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