Definition of re-engineer in English:

re-engineer

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verb

[with object]
  • 1Redesign (a device or machine): they have re-engineered the devices to produce wider applications
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    • The company's engineers don't get the opportunity to modify products that are on their way to production, but they often have to re-engineer the devices for the PTAP researchers.
    • The UKAEA said it was attempting to re-engineer the pipes in order to enable the leaking tanks to be decanted ‘should it be necessary’.
    • So why not re-engineer brake lights to give a bit more information?
  • 1.1 (often as noun re-engineering) Restructure (a company or part of its operations), especially by exploiting information technology: re-engineering is not something to be left to managers alone
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    • He said the insurance company had also been re-engineering, simplifying and re-packaging some of the old traditional insurance policies.
    • We have had an impact on issues ranging from simple product positioning and market development to business unit re-engineering and comprehensive corporate restructuring.
    • We are seeing the beginning of possibly a large movement of Indian companies re-engineering their businesses to be web-compatible and entering into the world of e-commerce either directly or as part of a portal.

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