re·​en·​gi·​neer | \ (ˌ)rē-ˌen-jə-ˈnir How to pronounce reengineer (audio) \
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

Examples of reengineer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The investor has been arguing for a year that Barclays should reengineer its strategy and shrink the unit, which remains a drag on the company’s returns. Washington Post, "Barclays Management Shakeup Is a Win for Bramson," 18 Sep. 2019 Two years of reengineering led to the second iteration: better hardware, and also better design. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, "Snap Bets Its Future on a Stylish New Pair of Spectacles," 13 Aug. 2019 But the rail authority needed part of the land for its rail route and was willing to pay him to reengineer it. Ralph Vartabedian,, "High-speed rail route took land from farmers. The money they’re owed hasn’t arrived," 10 June 2019 All seem apt parables for contemporary hubris about reengineering the climate. Julian Lucas, Harper's magazine, "New Books," 22 July 2019 Today, there’s an all-new Sprinter that’s been reengineered and reimagined from the ground up with the kind of forward-thinking technology and innovative features Mercedes-Benz is known for. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The All-New 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Is Pushing Commercial Utility Into the Future," 1 Dec. 2018 Indeed, many of the car's reliability problems in 2017 were thought to be due to design choices made by Riley, and the RT24-P that races today has been substantially reengineered under the skin. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "This isn’t a game: We try out a professional driver-in-the-loop simulator," 9 Aug. 2018 The third pathway is when the environment is reengineered to be more resilient. Richard Florida, WIRED, "Climate Change Will Force the Poor From Their Homes," 13 July 2018 Mazda, together with Joest and Multimatic, then set about reengineering the RT24-P. Although the Mk 30 and then RT24-P were joint projects between Multimatic and Riley, the latter now has no involvement. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "This isn’t a game: We try out a professional driver-in-the-loop simulator," 9 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of reengineer

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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