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    Out-

    I am reading "Readers Say" of one issue of Forbes magazine published in 2002. From one letter, I cite as following:

    " ....."Bye-bye, American Car" says that the U.S. has been out-engineered by Japanese and Europeans. I believe that we have been outmanaged......"

    May I ask what is the real meaning of the out- in "out-engineered and outmanaged"?

    Thank you so much for your time and help.

    Yu Heci

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    Re: Out-

    The writer says that Japanese and European companies have out-engineered and out-managed American ones. That means s/he believes Japanese and European companies's management has performed better than that of American companies. You could say they out-performed American engineers and managers.
    I am not a teacher.

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