reanalyze

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reanalyze ‎(third-person singular simple present reanalyzes, present participle reanalyzing, simple past and past participle reanalyzed)

  1. analyze again
  2. (linguistics) Analyze 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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