Definitions

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  • noun A second or subsequent analysis.
  • noun 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.

Etymologies

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re- +‎ analysis

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