as the title states, imagine a situation where you enter an air condition shop and the shop keeper ask you "how much BTU do you need in your air condition?", you answer that you don't know what is "BTU" so he rephrase the question using a common terminology such as "what is the size of the room you want to cool in square feet?", what is the right way to describe this evolution of the question?
A paraphrase /ˈpærəfreɪz/ is a restatement of the meaning of a text or passage using other words.
In language acquisition theory, there’s the notion of “recasting,” which involves the deliberate rephrasing of something apparently incorrectly or inadequately expressed the first time. It’s usually used in, for example, a parent’s indirect correction of a young child in conversation, but may also cover what I think you’re reaching for.
From the Free Dictionary:
- to say (something) in a different way: reframe the question.
You can reframe a question or statement with language, to make it easier for your audience to understand.
But you can also reframe your own ideas and concepts (even worldviews), which is a slightly more complex usage of the word.
From Management Help .org's Blog, Basic Guidelines to Reframing — to Seeing Things Differently:
Reframing is seeing the current situation from a different perspective, which can be tremendously helpful in problem solving, decision making and learning.