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redefinition

(ˌriːdɛfɪˈnɪʃən)
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the act of redefining (something)
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Noun1.redefinition - the act of giving a new definition; "words like `conservative' require periodic redefinition"; "she provided a redefinition of his duties"
definition - a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
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These redefinitions will depend on fixing other constants, including the Avogadro constant.
Wallenstein captures the tortured consequences of such redefinitions and he is especially good at conveying the emotional impact of miscegenation law on everyday lives.
For Catherine Belsey, the riddle of the caskets in The Merchant of Venice may be about the very nature of desire while the dosing riddle of the ring underscores the multiplicity of Portia's sexual identity, a potentially anxiety-inducing multiplicity arising from sixteenth-century redefinitions of the identity of a wife.
Many of their redefinitions are genuinely insightful, but the attempt to rescue "complementarity" between men and women seems both unsuccessful and unnecessary in the light of the functional mutuality and mutual transformation they see as the purpose and result of real marriages.