Meaning of “reverse engineering” in the English Dictionary

"reverse engineering" in English

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(Definition of “reverse engineering” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reverse engineeringnoun [ U ]

uk us

PRODUCTION, IT the process of studying another company's product to see how it is made, sometimes in order to be able to copy it:

The country's pharmaceutical industry now supplies sophisticated drugs at low prices, having mastered the techniques of reverse engineering.
reverse engineer
verb [ T ]

You must hereby agree not to copy, adapt, or reverse engineer any of the software.

(Definition of “reverse engineering” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)