What does engineering mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word engineering.

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

GCIDE

  1. Engineering(n.)

    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. 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)

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 practical application of science to commerce or industry.

    Engineering is created in so many forms and types.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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

How to pronounce engineering?

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How to say engineering in sign language?

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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. Arthur C. Clarke, First on the Moon, 1970:

    The inspirational value of the space program is probably of far greater importance to education than any input of dollars... A whole generation is growing up which has been attracted to the hard disciplines of science and engineering by the romance of space.

  2. Robert Massey:

    The new generation of big telescopes is pushing engineering to new limits in the pursuit of incredible scientific discoveries. Larger mirrors let us see fainter objects in more detail, which means we start to see things for the first time that we only thought existed, in the next few decades I'm confident that( even) bigger telescopes, like the European Extremely Large Telescope, will help us answer some of the big questions, telling us whether planets like our own are common in the universe, and just what the first stars to form after the Big Bang were really like.

  3. Bradley Singer to the board:

    I have been deeply impressed with the senior leadership team and Directors of Rolls-Royce and their commitment to improving their operations to match the company's world-class product portfolio and engineering capabilities.

  4. Antonio Brencich:

    The Morandi bridge is referred to as a masterpiece of engineering, in reality it is a bankruptcy.

  5. United States:

    This training is subject to (sanctions) because it is technical cooperation on aerospace and aeronautical engineering and technology and therefore requires the committee to review it on a case-by-case basis.

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