reanalysis

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ analysis

Noun[edit]

reanalysis ‎(plural reanalyses)

  1. A second or subsequent analysis.
  2. (linguistics) Analyzing a lexeme with a different structure from its original, often by misunderstanding. For example, hamburger, which is originally Hamburg + -er, was reanalyzed as ham + -burger, which produced words like cheeseburger.

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