reorganization

The process of arranging or setting something in order in a new way is reorganization. The reorganization of your bookshelves will make it easier to find a book that you're searching for.

Reorganization can happen on a small scale, like the reorganization of your kitchen spices so they're in alphabetical order. There are also larger examples, like a country's reorganization of its entire government or a state's reorganization of its school system. This noun comes from the verb reorganize, which adds the "again" prefix re- to organize, from the Greek organon, "tool or implement."

Definitions of reorganization
  1. noun
    the imposition of a new organization; organizing differently (often involving extensive and drastic changes)
    “a committee was appointed to oversee the reorganization of the curriculum”
    synonyms: reorganisation, shake-up, shakeup
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    type of:
    organisation, organization
    the act of organizing a business or an activity related to a business
  2. noun
    an extensive alteration of the structure of a corporation or government
    “after the takeover there was a thorough reorganization
    “the reorganization was prescribed by federal bankruptcy laws”
    synonyms: reorganisation
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    type of:
    alteration, revision
    the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)
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