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re- +‎ factorization


refactorization (countable and uncountable, plural refactorizations)

  1. A split into constituent parts after a previous combination.
  2. (linguistics) A false etymology derived from rebracketing.
    The word burger is part of a refactorization of Hamburger (originally Hamburg + er).
  3. (software) A rewriting of computer code to improve its readability or structure without affecting its meaning or behaviour, thus making it easier to maintain; a refactoring.
    An objective of refactorization is to clear up the global scope of all the library variables, functions and objects.
    Another objective of refactorization is to factor out repeated coding patterns into new abstractions and thus avoid their repetition resulting in less code to maintain.
  4. (mathematics) A second or subsequent factorization.