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noun [uncountable] reverse engineering pronunciation in American English
  1. the activity of examining and copying a product developed by another company in order to make your own product
    The company for years engaged in the reverse engineering of semiconductors.

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reverse-engineer

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present tense
I/you/we/theyreverse-engineer
he/she/itreverse-engineers
present participlereverse-engineering
past tensereverse-engineered
past participlereverse-engineered
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