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, 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".

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

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 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. Formula One team:

    Rio will be available to deputize should either race driver be unable to take part in an event, he will also be immersed in engineering meetings and PR activities as the team continues its support for his racing ambitions.

  2. Kiersten Todt:

    The weakest link is human behavior, we often think that a lot of this stuff requires a lot of deep technical engineering and science, but really they're just algorithms.

  3. Derasha Merrett:

    She was a wonderful mother, a wonderful person, i have cried so much, I cant cry anymore. She leaves behind a newborn and older daughter. Oglesby aspired to work with children. We grew up as cousins,Merrett said. We grew up in the same church, on the same drill team. She works at my kids daycare. We all grew up in this little town. Were all family. Were all hurting behind this. Derrick Fudge, 57 TheSpringfield, Ohio resident was out with family members when he was killed, a sister of one of the shooting victims told the Daily News. Derrick Fudge (Facebook ) They were all just down there enjoying themselves and had stepped out of, I think, one of the clubs and were in a line to get some food, saidTwyla Southall. Logan Turner, 30 Logan Turner has just celebrated his birthday on Tuesday and was out with friends Sunday morning, his mother told the Daily News. He obtained an engineering degree from theUniversity of Toledo and worked as a machinist in Springboro, Danita Turner said. He was very generous and loving and the worlds best son, she said. Everyone loved Logan. He was a happy go lucky guy. Springboro High School guidance counselor and coachRyan Wilhite posted a photo of Turner playing football. Heart is broken,he wrote. Such a great young man lost too soon. Praying for comfort and healing for his family and all of his teammates who loved him so much. Rest easy 78. Nicholas Cumer, 25 Nicholas Cumer was a graduate student at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania who was workingas an intern at a Dayton facility for people battling cancer.

  4. Brian Wong:

    Patients are not motors ; they're not rockets ; they're not satellites, but when you have an incredible engineering team like that, they get up to speed very quickly.

  5. Matthys Levy:

    Once deterioration like this starts, it's insidious, it just continues. Unless you do something about Champlain Towers South engineering firm, the whole thing is going to fall apart, all of the concrete is going to fall apart.

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