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 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  

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. Chairman James Reed:

    The vote hasn't affected things. People are still hiring and there are lots of opportunities, we've seen consistent growth in areas like technology and engineering. And we are expecting to see more people coming to Britain on the back of the change in exchange rates so we are anticipating more jobs in tourism and hospitality.

  2. Michael Watkins:

    We specialize in spacecraft, not medical-device manufacturing, but excellent engineering, rigorous testing and rapid prototyping are some of our specialties. When people at JPL realized they might have what it takes to support the medical community and the broader community, they felt it was their duty to share their ingenuity, expertise and drive.

  3. Jack Keane:

    Social engineering was a distractor from what the main mission of the United States military was about, we were involved in conflict and war, and these reforms achieved a level of prominence that subordinated the issue of war itself.

  4. Kathie Barstnar:

    ... Preventing stormwater from carrying pollutants into the ecosystems around an area. But a few states over, in Colorado, the semi-arid environment makes water a precious resource. There are significant number of unknowns, even if you just look at the water retention requirements, colorado has very extensive water rights laws. There are also mechanical and engineering challenges, plus ongoing maintenance expenses and concerns costs will be passed down to consumers, hurting smaller businesses and renters. Whether it's office rents, or apartment rents, the biggest complaint we hear daily in Colorado right now is rents are too high, said developer Jim Neenan, president and CEO of Prime West Development. Another issue raised is that it impacts all buildings of a certain size, regardless of whether it's a church, historical building, non-profit or affordable housing. You can drive around the city or walk around the city, you can see example after example of buildings that there would be no way to put a green roof on.

  5. Alireza Jafarzadeh:

    The engineering unit that is charged and tasked with actually building the bomb in a secret way for the Iranian regime is called the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research.

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