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en·gi·neer·ing

 (ĕn′jə-nîr′ĭng)
n.
1.
a. The application of scientific and mathematical principles to practical ends such as the design, manufacture, and operation of efficient and economical structures, machines, processes, and systems.
b. The profession of or the work performed by an engineer.
2. Skillful maneuvering or direction: geopolitical engineering; social engineering.

engineering

(ˌɛndʒɪˈnɪərɪŋ)
n
(Professions) the profession of applying scientific principles to the design, construction, and maintenance of engines, cars, machines, etc (mechanical engineering), buildings, bridges, roads, etc (civil engineering), electrical machines and communication systems (electrical engineering), chemical plant and machinery (chemical engineering), or aircraft (aeronautical engineering). See also military engineering

en•gi•neer•ing

(ˌɛn 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.
[1710–20]

en·gi·neer·ing

(ĕn′jə-nîr′ĭng)
The application of science to practical uses such as the design of structures, machines, and systems. See more at chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.engineering - the practical application of science to commerce or industryengineering - the practical application of science to commerce or industry
profession - an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
application, practical application - the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose; "he advocated the application of statistics to the problem"; "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis"
aeronautical engineering - the activity of designing and constructing aircraft
automotive engineering, automotive technology - the activity of designing and constructing automobiles
chemical engineering - the activity of applying chemistry to the solution of practical problems
communications technology - the activity of designing and constructing and maintaining communication systems
computer technology - the activity of designing and constructing and programming computers
high tech, high technology - highly advanced technological development (especially in electronics)
rail technology, railroading - the activity of designing and constructing and operating railroads
2.engineering - the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problemsengineering - 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"
flood control - (engineering) the art or technique of trying to control rivers with dams etc in order to minimize the occurrence of floods
discipline, field of study, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, subject, field, study - a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
aeronautical engineering - the branch of engineering science concerned with the design and construction of aircraft
bionics - application of biological principles to the study and design of engineering systems (especially electronic systems)
bioengineering, ergonomics, biotechnology - the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments
chemical engineering - the branch of engineering that is concerned with the design and construction and operation of the plants and machinery used in industrial chemical processes
civil engineering - the branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction of such public works as dams or bridges
EE, electrical engineering - the branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
architectural engineering - the branch of engineering that deals with the construction of buildings (as distinguished from architecture as a design art)
industrial engineering, industrial management - the branch of engineering that deals with the creation and management of systems that integrate people and materials and energy in productive ways
information technology, IT - the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
mechanical engineering - the branch of engineering that deals with the design and construction and operation of machinery
nanotechnology - the branch of engineering that deals with things smaller than 100 nanometers (especially with the manipulation of individual molecules)
nuclear engineering - the branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction and operation of nuclear reactors
naval engineering - the branch of engineering that deals with the design and construction and operation of ships
rocketry - the branch of engineering science that studies rocket design and operation
sink - (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
source - (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system; "a heat source"; "a source of carbon dioxide"
3.engineering - a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is locatedengineering - a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight

engineering

Branches of engineering

aerodynamics, aeronautical engineering, aerospace engineering, agricultural engineering, astronautics, automotive engineering, bioengineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer-aided engineering, cosmonautics, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, environmental engineering, ergonomics, fluid dynamics, genetic engineering, geotechnics, hydraulics, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, military engineering, mining engineering, naval engineering, nuclear engineering, process engineering, production engineering, sanitary engineering, structural engineering, traffic engineering
Translations
هَنْدَسَةهَنْدَسَه
inženýrstvístrojírenství
ingeniørarbejdeteknologi
IngenieurwesenIngenieurwissenschaft
konehuonekonetekniikka
inženjering
mérnöki munkamérnöki tudomány
verkfræîi
工学
공학
inžinierstvo
tehnika
maskinteknik
วิศวกรรมศาสตร์
nghề cơ khí

engineering

[ˌendʒɪˈnɪərɪŋ]
A. Ningeniería f
B. CPD engineering factory Nfábrica f de maquinaria
engineering industry Nindustria f de ingeniería
engineering works Ntaller m de ingeniería

engineering

[ˌɛndʒɪˈnɪərɪŋ]
n
(= science, skill) → ingénierie f, engineering m
(= design and construction) [bridges, ships] → génie m; [machine] → mécanique f
modif [business, company] → d'ingénierie; [consultant] → en ingénierie
engineering works → atelier m de construction mécaniqueengine failure n [vehicle] → panne f de moteurengine room n [ship] → salle f des machinesengine trouble n [vehicle] → ennuis mpl mécaniques

engineering

n
(Tech) → Technik f; (= mechanical engineering)Maschinenbau m; (= engineering profession)Ingenieurwesen nt; the engineering of the buildingdie Konstruktion des Gebäudes; he’s in engineeringer ist Ingenieur; a brilliant piece of engineeringeine Meisterkonstruktion; a triumph of engineeringein Triumph mder Technik
(fig, of election, campaign, coup) → Organisation f; (of downfall, plot)Arrangement nt; (= manoeuvring)Arrangements pl

engineering

:
engineering department
ntechnische Abteilung; (mechanical) → Abteilung ffür Maschinenbau
engineering faculty
n (Univ) → Fakultät ffür Maschinenbau
engineering industries
plMaschinenindustrie f
engineering worker
nTechniker(in) m(f)
engineering works
n sing or plMaschinenfabrik f

engineering

[ˌɛndʒɪˈnɪərɪŋ]
1. ningegneria
2. adj (works, factory, worker) → metalmeccanico/a

engine

(ˈendʒin) noun
1. a machine in which heat or other energy is used to produce motion. The car has a new engine.
2. a railway engine. He likes to sit in a seat facing the engine.
ˈengine-driver noun
a person who drives a railway engine.
ˌengiˈneer noun
1. a person who designs, makes, or works with, machinery. an electrical engineer.
2. (usually civil engineer) a person who designs, constructs, or maintains roads, railways, bridges, sewers etc.
3. an officer who manages a ship's engines.
4. (American) an engine-driver.
verb
to arrange by skill or by cunning means. He engineered my promotion.
ˌengiˈneering noun
the art or profession of an engineer. He is studying engineering at university.

engineering

هَنْدَسَة strojírenství ingeniørarbejde Ingenieurwesen μηχανολογία ingeniería konetekniikka ingénierie inženjering ingegneria 工学 공학 techniek ingeniørarbeid inżynieria engenharia инженерное дело maskinteknik วิศวกรรมศาสตร์ mühendislik nghề cơ khí 工程学

engineering

n ingeniería; genetic — ingeniería genética
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The dry-goods stores were not down among the counting-houses, banks, and wholesale warerooms, where gentlemen most do congregate, but Jo found herself in that part of the city before she did a single errand, loitering along as if waiting for someone, examining engineering instruments in one window and samples of wool in another, with most unfeminine interest, tumbling over barrels, being half-smothered by descending bales, and hustled unceremoniously by busy men who looked as if they wondered `how the deuce she got there'.
Herein it is the same with the American whale fishery as with the American army and military and merchant navies, and the engineering forces employed in the construction of the American Canals and Railroads.
Jack Duane was from the East; he was a college-bred man--had been studying electrical engineering.
Frank was praised, as a quiet, gentleman-like, interesting lad -but he was also reported to be rather slow at acquiring the rudiments of engineering science.
And so, having undertaken to give telephone service, they presently found themselves battling with the most intricate and baffling engineering problem of modern times--the construction around the tele- phone of such a mechanism as would bring it into universal service.
With us, our Priests are Administrators of all Business, Art, and Science; Directors of Trade, Commerce, Generalship, Architecture, Engineering, Education, Statesmanship, Legislature, Morality, Theology; doing nothing themselves, they are the Causes of everything worth doing, that is done by others.
But the reason why he wants sometimes to go off at a tangent may just be that he is predestined to make the road, and perhaps, too, that however stupid the "direct" practical man may be, the thought sometimes will occur to him that the road almost always does lead somewhere, and that the destination it leads to is less important than the process of making it, and that the chief thing is to save the well-conducted child from despising engineering, and so giving way to the fatal idleness, which, as we all know, is the mother of all the vices.
Once I happened to speak of an engineering job I had been on the previous year in Florida, and of the contrast between the winter landscape about us and that in which I had found myself the year before; and to my surprise Frome said suddenly: "Yes: I was down there once, and for a good while afterward I could call up the sight of it in winter.
Their cities were veritable hothouses, and when I had come within this one my respect and admiration for the scientific and engineering skill of this buried nation was unbounded.
As for the road itself, I never saw such an engineering work, though Sir Henry said that the great road over the St.
The local doctor had suggested that many gentlemen now went in for engineering, but Mrs.
You will think more highly of your genus when you have seen its armies and navies, its great cities, and its mighty engineering works.

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