retooling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From retool +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

retooling

  1. Present participle of retool.

Noun[edit]

retooling (plural retoolings)

  1. The fact or process of re-equipping or modifying something.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 258:
      the Physiocrats' emphasis on breaking the shackles under which the economy was labouring appealed to the duke, whose retooling of the state presupposed a reinvigoration of the economy which would allow the government to go to war without bringing the country to penury.