reverse-engineer

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reverse-engineer

[ri-vurs-en-juh-neer]
verb (used with object)
to study or analyze (a device, as a microchip for computers) in order to learn details of design, construction, and operation, perhaps to produce a copy or an improved version.

reverse engineering, noun
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Main Entry:  reverse-engineer
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to analyze a product to try to figure out its components, construction, and inner workings, often with the intent of creating something similar; also written reverse engineer
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