What does engineering mean?

Definitions for engineering
ˌɛn dʒəˈnɪər ɪŋen·gi·neer·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word engineering.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. technology, engineeringnoun

    the practical application of science to commerce or industry

  2. engineering, engineering science, applied science, technologynoun

    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 roomnoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Engineeringnoun

    Originally, the art of managing engines; in its modern and extended sense, the art and science by which the properties of matter are made useful to man, whether in structures, machines, chemical substances, or living organisms; the occupation and work of an engineer. In the modern sense, the application of mathematics or systematic knowledge beyond the routine skills of practise, for the design of any complex system which performs useful functions, may be considered as engineering, including such abstract tasks as designing software (software engineering).

Wiktionary

  1. engineeringnoun

    the application of science to the needs of humanity

  2. engineeringnoun

    the work of an engineer

  3. engineeringnoun

    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. engineeringnoun

    the area aboard a ship where the engine is located

Wikipedia

  1. Engineering

    Engineering is the use of scientific principles to design and build machines, structures, and other items, including bridges, tunnels, roads, vehicles, and buildings. The discipline of engineering encompasses a broad range of more specialized fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of applied mathematics, applied science, and types of application. See glossary of engineering. The term engineering is derived from the Latin ingenium, meaning "cleverness" and ingeniare, meaning "to contrive, devise".

ChatGPT

  1. engineering

    Engineering is a branch of science and technology that applies mathematical and scientific principles to design, develop, and implement structures, machines, systems, or innovative solutions to complex problems. It is often concerned with improving functionality, efficiency, safety, and sustainability. Engineering disciplines include civil, electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering, among many others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Engineering

    of Engineer

  2. Engineeringnoun

    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

Wikidata

  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)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. engineering

    The business of the engineer; the art of designing and superintending the execution of railways, bridges, canals, harbors, docks, the defense of fortresses, etc.

Editors Contribution

  1. engineering

    The innovative application of science to a requirement within society, a social enterprise or form of unity government

    Engineering is created in innovative and types.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of engineering in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of engineering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of engineering in a Sentence

  1. Chris Birdsong:

    Most large developers see real value (in green engineering). Second and tertiary developers may say, 'We don't see much', smaller developers want to do something quickly... Costs to them will be more than they ever want to bear.

  2. Wendy Freedman:

    The GMT will herald the beginning of a new era in astronomy. The GMT will reveal the first objects to emit light in the universe, explore the mysteries of dark energy and dark matter, and identify potentially habitable planets in the Earth's galactic neighborhood, the decision by the GMTO partner institutions to start construction is a crucial milestone on our journey to making these amazing discoveries using state-of-the-art science, technology and engineering.

  3. Helmut Kluger:

    This (scandal) is causing damage to the entire German car industry and to German engineering, there is no excuse whatsoever for the VW cheat. Toyota will remain the world's largest carmaker in the foreseeable future, that's clear now.

  4. David Marcus:

    I believe that we can add so much value because we have distribution, we have two of the largest messaging apps in the world, and as a result, because of this distribution, because of our engineering talent, I think that those two combined can... actually deliver the very service we think will solve many people's problems.

  5. Kristian Andersen:

    The main crackpot theories going around at the moment relate to this virus being somehow engineered with intent and that is demonstrably not the case, engineering can mean many things and could be done for either basic research or nefarious reasons, but the data conclusively show that neither was done….

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