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While “reversing” is correct English, I’ve never seen it used in the context of reverse engineering. In fact, it’s quite hard to find any sentence where it’s used, other than in the context of transportation.

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    From the introduction (page xxiv) of Reversing: Secrets of Reverse Engineering (Eldad Eilam, 2005)

    I’ve decided to name this book “Reversing”, which is a term used by many online communities to describe reverse engineering. Because the term ‘reversing’ can be seen as a nickname for ‘reverse engineering’ I will be using the two terms interchangably thoroughout this book.

    I’ve been hearing the term for as long as I can recall being in tech and studying computer science, which is over 20 years now.

    Edit: Screenshot quotation, since that’s a thing these days.

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      I’m satisfied with this citation!

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        “Pics, or it didn’t happen” is taken literally by a few out there, so I was covering my bases.

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      At this point I think the meta tag could be changed to “tag-suggestion”.

      At least on April the 1st.

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        In the article I just submitted the term reversing is used 5 times including a comment from a blog reader. I think it’s pretty obvious what it refers to and is more compact than the proposed alternative.

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          Seconded.

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            Reversing seems pretty self explanatory, at least if you’ve heard of reverse engineering - and maybe even clearer if you haven’t. I can’t think of anything it’s ambiguous with

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              “reverse-engineering” is just unappealing aesthetically (it would make it the longest tag by far, I think), and as others have pointed out, the word is used to refer to reverse engineering.