transitive verbre·used, re·us·ing, re·us·es
- The act of salvaging or in some manner returning a discarded item into something usable.
- (computing) code re-use indicates splitting program code into modules or classes so it can be re-used by other programs. data re-use refers to legal rights to re-use for publication, data that one has downloaded or licensed from a third party.
(third-person singular simple present reuses, present participle reusing, simple past and past participle reused)
- To use something that is considered past its usefulness, again (usually for something else).
- The students reused empty plastic bottles in their science experiment.