Etymology
Advertisement

re-formation (n.)

"act of forming anew, a second formation," early 15c., from re- "back, again" + formation. The hyphenation is from 17c. to keep it distinct from reformation, as is the full pronunciation of the prefix.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of re-formation

re-formation (n.)
forming again (especially with improvements or removal of defects); renewing and reconstituting;
Synonyms: regeneration
From wordnet.princeton.edu