Definition of re-engineer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrēenjəˈnir/


[with object]
1Redesign (a device or machine).
Example sentences
  • 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).
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: re-en·gi·neer

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