reorganization

noun
re·​or·​ga·​ni·​za·​tion | \ (ˌ)rē-ˌȯr-gə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce reorganization (audio) , -ˌȯrg-nə- \

Definition of reorganization

: the act or process of reorganizing : the state of being reorganized especially : the financial reconstruction of a business concern

Other Words from reorganization

reorganizational \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌȯr-​gə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shnəl How to pronounce reorganization (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

Examples of reorganization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Hulu appointment comes as part of a major executive reorganization in Disney’s streaming division. J. Clara Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Jan. 2022 The result of this overcrowding is a reorganization of the 3D shape of the entire genome of the developing brain. Megan Molteni, STAT, 9 Jan. 2022 The liquidating trust formed from 160 J.C. Penney stores and six of its distribution centers as part of its bankruptcy reorganization last year has sold its first three stores. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 12 Aug. 2021 Within the hundreds of pages of the Boy Scouts' reorganization plan and accompanying court documents are explanations for how the 82,000 abuse claims will be vetted and paid out. Cara Kelly, USA TODAY, 16 Dec. 2021 But some argue that the reorganization plan doesn't go far enough to protect children. Kc Baker, PEOPLE.com, 15 Dec. 2021 The settlement is part of a bankruptcy reorganization plan confirmed Monday by a U.S. bankruptcy court in Indiana, debtors' administrators for USA Gymnastics said in a statement. NBC News, 13 Dec. 2021 While some state attorneys general opposed the reorganization plan, more than 95 percent of creditors voted to approve it. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 1 Sep. 2021 As part of the reorganization, Samsung also announced that Hark Kyu Park will be its new chief financial officer, having previously held a post in the Device Solutions team. Sohee Kim / Bloomberg, Time, 7 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of reorganization

1751, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reorganization was in 1751

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“Reorganization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reorganization. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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reorganization

noun
re·​or·​ga·​ni·​za·​tion | \ ˌrē-ˌȯr-gə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce reorganization (audio) \

Legal Definition of reorganization

1 : the act of reorganizing : the state of being reorganized
2a : the rehabilitation of the finances of a business in accordance with a plan approved by a bankruptcy court under the provisions of chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code
b : any of various procedures (as recapitalization or merger) that affect the tax structure of a corporation under the Internal Revenue Code and often produce favorable tax treatment
A reorganization \ ˈā-​ \
: a reorganization that consists of a merger or consolidation which complies with the requirements of applicable state statute
B reorganization \ ˈbē-​ \
: a reorganization involving the acquisition by one corporation of the stock of another corporation in exchange solely for all or some of the voting stock of the acquiring corporation or its parent either of which has control of the acquired corporation immediately after the acquisition
C reorganization \ ˈsē-​ \
: a reorganization involving the acquisition by one corporation of substantially all of the property of another corporation in exchange solely for all or part of the voting stock of the acquiring corporation or its parent regardless of any liability assumed by the acquiring corporation as a result of the acquisition
D reorganization \ ˈdē-​ \
: a reorganization involving a transfer by a corporation of all or part of its assets to another corporation that results in control of the other corporation being immediately placed in the transferor or one or more of its shareholders or both but under which the stock or securities of the other corporation must be distributed in a qualified transaction — see also spin-off, split-off, split-up
E reorganization \ ˈē-​ \
: a reorganization that consists of a recapitalization
F reorganization \ ˈef-​ \
: a reorganization consisting merely of a change in the identity, form, or place of organization of a corporation
G reorganization \ ˈjē-​ \
: a reorganization involving a transfer by a corporation of all or part of its assets to another corporation under a bankruptcy or similar proceeding provided that the stock or securities of the other corporation are distributed in a qualified transaction
3 : alteration of the existing structure of governmental units (as bureaus or legislative committees) and the lines of control and authority between them usually to promote greater efficiency and responsibility

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