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refactoring
Last modified: Monday, August 27, 2001 

Improving the design of existing software code. Refactoring doesn't change the observable behavior of the software; it improves its internal structure. For example, if a programmer wants to add new functionality to a program, he may decide to refactor the program first to simplify the addition of new functionality in order to prevent software entropy.

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