Definition of reverse engineering in English:

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reverse engineering

noun

The reproduction of another manufacturer’s product following detailed examination of its construction or composition.
Example sentences
  • We're talking about reverse engineering of manufactured products that we see pirated in China.
  • Well, the bayonet fitting and interface to Canon EOS cameras is proprietary and unpublished, so after-market lens manufacturers like Sigma rely on reverse engineering to make their products work.
  • If you are interested in reverse engineering, these vendors offer additional options.

Derivatives

reverse-engineer

verb
Example sentences
  • You must not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or modify the product.
  • This allowed Indian drug companies to reverse engineer molecules to produce generic versions of patented drugs.
  • You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse-engineer or otherwise disassemble the Software.

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Syllabification: re·verse en·gi·neer·ing

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