re·​en·​gi·​neer | \(ˌ)rē-ˌen-jə-ˈnir \
reengineered; reengineering; reengineers

Definition of reengineer 

transitive verb

1 : to engineer again or anew : redesign reengineered the chassis

2 : to reorganize the operations of (an organization) so as to improve efficiency

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As with the two previous EcoCAR competitions, the challenge is not as simple as just reengineering the vehicles; each team is also judged on project management, communications and outreach programs, and technical presentations. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "These clever students have turned the Camaro into a hybrid sports car," 25 May 2018 That’s prompted dreams of reengineering polymerases to write new DNA. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "New technique could help scientists create a gene in just 1 day," 18 June 2018 One Road – is nothing less than an attempt to reengineer the globe to bring everyone to China’s doorstep. Mark Sappenfield, The Christian Science Monitor, "The costs of liberty," 15 June 2018 Bigger, traditional payments companies have to reengineer multiple existing systems to make that work. Paul J. Davies, WSJ, "Silicon Valley’s Favorite Payments Company Cashes In," 5 June 2018 In a very different type of immunotherapy called CAR-T therapy, a patient's T-cells are removed and genetically reengineered in a lab to better recognize the patient’s own cancer. Melissa Healy,, "'I have definitely hit the jackpot.' Advanced breast cancer disappears after new immunotherapy," 4 June 2018 As the equipment becomes cheaper and the expertise in gene-editing techniques, mostly Crispr-Cas9, more widely shared, citizen-scientists are attempting to reengineer DNA in surprising ways. Emily Baumgaertner,, "As gene editing spreads, risk of biological weapons looms," 16 May 2018 The Reich’s efforts to reengineer the population were variegated. Edith Sheffer, Time, "Asperger's Syndrome, the Nazi Regime and the Dangerous Power of Labeling People," 26 Apr. 2018 Geneticists and biotechnologists are reengineering our bodies. WIRED, "The Life Issue," 27 Mar. 2018

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1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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