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reverse engineer

verb

Simple Definition of reverse engineer

  • : to study the parts of (something) to see how it was made and how it works so that you can make something that is like it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of reverse engineer

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to disassemble and examine or analyze in detail (as a product or device) to discover the concepts involved in manufacture usually in order to produce something similar

reverse engineering noun

Examples of reverse engineer in a sentence

  1. They reverse engineered the software.



1973

First Known Use of reverse engineer

1973


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