Reanalysis definition

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(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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A second or subsequent analysis.
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reanalysis
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reanalyses

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