reengineer
transitive verb Date: 1944 1. to engineer again or anew ; redesign <
reengineered the chassis
>
2. to reorganize the operations of (an organization) so as to improve efficiency

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  • reengineering — reengineer re‧en‧gi‧neer [ˌriːendʒˈnɪə ǁ ˈnɪr] also re engineer verb 1. [transitive] to improve the design of a product: • The car s suspension has been re engineered. 2. [intransitive, transitive] to change the structure of an activity,… …   Financial and business terms

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