respecify

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respecify

(riːˈspɛsɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
to specify again
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TNF-a respecifies human mesenchymal stem cells to a neural fate and promotes migration toward experimental glioma.
contribute a piece that respecifies theory to contribute value to the domain of ICTD.
Nelson respecifies the model using percentage of youth readers as the main explanatory variable.
The evil that is not evil" specifies homosexuality in religious discourse; "the romance that is not mysterious" respecifies it in relation to heteronormative courtship suggesting that homosexual romance, shorn of courtly circumlocutions and custom-laden circuitry about sex, cuts to the chase; "the life that is not life" zooms further out to suggest that homosexual lives do not show up on the birth-marriage-death map of heterosexuality; and the "present that is elsewhere" suggests in the largest sense that, because of its banishment from dominant heteronormative discourse, queer lives always happen "elsewhere," they are always temporally spatialized outside of the "present.
In other words, the trope not only recalls but respecifies the argument, elaborating characterological elements with fresh narrative elements and invoking the whole "rational" passage in which the original formulations were offered.