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reverse-engineer

[ ri-vurs-en-juh-neer ]
/ rɪˈvɜrs ɛn dʒəˈnɪər /
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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.

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Origin of reverse-engineer

First recorded in 1955–60
reverse engineering, noun
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