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reverse engineeringnoun [U]

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the ​act of ​copying the ​product of another ​company by ​lookingcarefully at how it is made
(Definition of reverse engineering from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reverse engineeringnoun [U]

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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 ​software is then ​copied using a reverseengineeringtechnique. The country's ​pharmaceuticalindustry now ​supplies sophisticated ​drugs at ​lowprices, having ​mastered the ​techniques of ​reverseengineering.
reverse engineer
verb [T]
You must hereby ​agree not to ​copy, ​adapt, or ​reverseengineer any of the ​software.
(Definition of reverse engineering from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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