redefine

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verb re·de·fine \ ˌrē-di-ˈfīn \

Definition of redefine

transitive verb
1 :to define (something, such as a concept) again :reformulate
  • had to redefine their terms
2 a :to reexamine or reevaluate especially with a view to change
b :transform 1c

redefinition

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌde-fə-ˈni-shən\ noun

Examples of redefine in a Sentence

  1. learning that he had been adopted forced him to completely redefine his identity

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First Known Use of redefine

1848



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