Definition of reverse engineer
: to disassemble and examine or analyze in detail (a product or device) to discover the concepts involved in manufacture usually in order to produce something similar
Examples of reverse engineer in a sentence
They reverse engineered the software.
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REVERSE ENGINEER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reverse engineer for English Language Learners
: 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
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