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reverse engineering

a situation where a firm obtains a competitor's product so as to disassemble it and from the resultant component analysis decide how to build a similar product.
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By reverse-engineering the device--literally taking it apart and studying how it fits together--students with little or no medical background could determine exactly how the device worked and how it could be improved, King said.
But when the time comes, reverse-engineering tools will certainly come into play to help save the day.
Reverse-Engineering of Dynamic Networks: Brandy Stigler, Abdul Jarrah, Mike Stillman and Reinhard Laubenbacher
Represents reverse-engineering and inspection software from Raindrop Geomagic and InnovMetric.
The package combines the reverse-engineering and triangle-modeling capabilities of CopyCALD with the relief modeling and decorating options of ArtCAM.
Cloakware offers proven turnkey solutions with the potential to save millions of dollars in costs by eliminating the need to manually change passwords, while significantly boosting protection for software against threats such as tampering, reverse-engineering, piracy and automated attacks by hackers.
Also included in the new Euclid are an IGES viewer that lets Euclid work with files from other CAD/CAM systems; improved CAM and reverse-engineering functionalities; and "Mold Maker," which parametrically builds up models from a D-M-E mold-component library and even compiles a bill of materials automatically.
From the first preclinical testing to clinical trials to the NDA/BLA review, Expediting Drug and Biologics Development shows you how to use reverse-engineering techniques to drive and improve each aspect of a development program's design and implementation.
In addition, numerous usability refinements throughout UModel 2006 release 2 enhance auto-creation of association connectors, reverse-engineering functionality, copy/paste operations, and lots more.
From the first preclinical testing to clinical trials to the NDA/BLA review, "Expediting Drug and Biologics Development" shows you how to use reverse-engineering techniques to drive and improve each aspect of a development program's design and implementation.
Arxan Technologies develops anti-tampering software designed to reduce piracy, hacking and reverse-engineering by making code capable of defending and healing itself.
There is no floating charge as with Flash technology, so low-cost passive reverse-engineering methods are not possible.