reverse engineering

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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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Using the ANSI three-schema architecture paradigm, Figure 4 shows the relationship of the reverse-engineered logical view (logical) to the physical and user (external) views of the target environment.
The companies will focus on developing a new, reverse-engineered compound based on the well-known antiarrhythmic amiodarone.
Where a Universal Repository-based application exists, its repository can be reverse-engineered into a Rational Rose object model.