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Definition of "reuse" []

  • To use again, especially after salvaging or special treatment or processing. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reuse" in a sentence
  • "Copying source code in whole or in part falls under the term reuse; modifying source code makes it a derivative work."
  • "We have to look for someone who can formulate strategic goals -- and I'm going to have to use the term reuse -- to reuse what is there now, and federate what is there now, and federate with as light a touch as possible."
  • "Google wasn't the only violator the FSC found in its look at what it describes as the reuse-which could mean linking to a news article and using some of the same words in a headline and lede paragraph-during the 30-day period between Oct. 15 and Nov. 15."