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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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There is cannibalisation clearly of the Mac by the iPad, but we continue to believe there is much more cannibalisation of Windows PCs by the iPad and there's many more of them to cannibalise.
Cannibalisation can and will cause overall usage shifts to a more Universal Client (N Users:N Devices) with more access in virtual cafes, remote offices, and or hotelling scenarios.
However in 2013 volumes of desktop and notebook shipments declined due to a challenging economic environment and cannibalisation by tablets.
Unsustainable and plain stupid cannibalisation of public services.
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.
Booming tablet sales are driving growth while desktop and notebook sales are under continuing pressure from cannibalisation.
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.
This is largely because of the cannibalisation that is likely to occur.