reverse engineering

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reverse engineering

n.
The analysis of a device or program to determine its function or structure, often with the intent of re-creating or modifying it.

reverse engineer v.
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Lazar, who provided detailed drawings of the craft, claims he was part of a back-engineering team hired by the government in 1988 to disassemble interstellar spacecraft to study the technology.
Interfaces to popular third-party PCB tools have also been updated and expanded, including a new forward- and back-engineering change order (ECO) interface to the Cadence Allegro PCB layout system.
Enhanced PCB Interfaces: Forward- and back-engineering change order (ECO) support for the Cadence Allegro printed circuit board (PCB) layout system is now included.