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Meaning of “redefine” in the English Dictionary

"redefine" in British English

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(Definition of redefine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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redefineverb [T]

 us   /ˌri·dɪˈfɑɪn/
to give something a new ​meaning: Researchers have called for the ​government to redefine ​dietaryguidelines.
(Definition of redefine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"redefine" in Business English

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redefineverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriːdɪˈfaɪn/
to ​change the way you ​think about a ​situation or ​activity because of new ​developments or ​ideas: The whole ​concept of "​retirement" has been redefined in recent ​years. Public ​servicebroadcastingneeds to be ​assessed and redefined in the multi-channel ​digitalworld.redefine a business/industry/market The ​bank is in the ​process of redefining the ​business of its ​troubled investment-banking ​subsidiary.redefine a role/relationship/approach A ​company that redefines its ​salesapproach without giving its ​staff the ​tools to ​support the new ​approach can ​find itself in a worse ​position than if it had done nothing at all.redefine what/how, etc. Technology has redefined how ​people make decisions.
(Definition of redefine from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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