Definitions for engineeringˌɛn dʒəˈnɪər ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•gi•neer•ingˌɛn dʒəˈnɪər ɪŋ(n.)

  1. the practical application of science and mathematics, as in the design and construction of machines, vehicles, structures, roads, and systems.

  2. the action, work, or profession of an engineer.

  3. skillful or artful contrivance or manipulation.

Origin of engineering:

1710–20

Princeton's WordNet

  1. technology, engineering(noun)

    the practical application of science to commerce or industry

  2. engineering, engineering science, applied science, technology(noun)

    the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems

    "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"

  3. engineering, engine room(noun)

    a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. engineering(noun)ˌɛn dʒəˈnɪər ɪŋ

    the science of designing and building machines, roads, electronics, etc.

    chemical engineering classes

Wiktionary

  1. engineering(Noun)

    the application of science to the needs of humanity

  2. engineering(Noun)

    the work of an engineer

  3. engineering(Noun)

    the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to use economically the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind

  4. engineering(Noun)

    the area aboard a ship where the engine is located

Webster Dictionary

  1. Engineering

    of Engineer

  2. Engineering(noun)

    originally, the art of managing engines; in its modern and extended sense, the art and science by which the mechanical properties of matter are made useful to man in structures and machines; the occupation and work of an engineer

Freebase

  1. Engineering

    Engineering is the application of scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge in order to design, build, and maintain structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes. It may encompass using insights to conceive, model and scale an appropriate solution to a problem or objective. The discipline of engineering is extremely broad, and encompasses a range of more specialized fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of technology and types of application. The American Engineers' Council for Professional Development has defined "engineering" as: The creative application of scientific principles to design or develop structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes, or works utilizing them singly or in combination; or to construct or operate the same with full cognizance of their design; or to forecast their behavior under specific operating conditions; all as respects an intended function, economics of operation or safety to life and property. One who practices engineering is called an engineer, and those licensed to do so may have more formal designations such as Professional Engineer, FAA Designated Engineering Representative, Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer, Ingenieur or European Engineer.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Engineering

    The practical application of physical, mechanical, and mathematical principles. (Stedman, 25th ed)

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'engineering' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2050

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'engineering' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2574

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'engineering' in Nouns Frequency: #911


Translations for engineering

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

engineering(noun)

the art or profession of an engineer

He is studying engineering at university.

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