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cannibalize

[′kan·ə·bə‚līz]
(engineering)
To remove parts from one piece of equipment and use them to replace like, defective parts in a similar piece of equipment in order to keep the latter operational.

cannibalize

To take out parts or components from one aircraft to service another and make it operational.
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Cook has regularly admitted the iPad's cannibalisation impact, but has never speculated about how many Macs have not been sold because of the tablet.
This can help reduce the impact of cannibalisation while supporting new technologies and models for both "Private or Public Cloud SaaS" implementations.
Driving revenues profitably and controlling cannibalisation, forecasts revenues growing from USD31 billion in 2002 (USD13 billion in Western Europe) to USD69 billion by 2007 (USD25 billion in Western Europe), provided that operators take immediate action to drive service growth and control cannibalisation of existing revenues.
Two new projects by Eric Owen Moss for Culver City's dislocated downtown demonstrate an imaginative and useful cannibalisation of existing industrial structures.
REVENUE OPPORTUNITY Market Size Addressable Market Market Timing Revenue Streams Cannibalisation Device Sales Incremental Music Sales
A vendor source with direct knowledge of the matter said, 'The Sail hatch and notch are in the same segment as the Aveo so the company expects some degree of cannibalisation if the two coexist.
Keeping the Notting Hill store open once the massive Kensington store commenced trading in June would create a customer overlap and threaten sales cannibalisation, said a Whole Foods Market spokeswoman.
The services chosen have been assessed using criteria including take-up, ARPU, market share, cannibalisation of existing services, revenue per Mbyte and profitability.
Little Tasters is a great innovation for the sauces market as it will bring new and lapsed consumers to the brand, driving category value with minimal cannibalisation from standard Lea & Perrins," he said.