Definition of engineering in English:


Line breaks: en¦gin|eer|ing
Pronunciation: /ɛndʒɪˈnɪərɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • 1The branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures.
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    • The live interaction with the crew can help students envision career possibilities resulting from studying science, technology, engineering and math.
    • That is a challenge, but like I said, the reasons for studying physics or any branch of science or engineering are somewhat deeper than just the immediate starting salaries of your first job.
    • The key thrust will be to stimulate learner interest to follow careers in science, engineering and technology.
  • 1.1A field of study or activity concerned with modification or development in a particular area: software engineering
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    • These examples illustrate the potential of just two small areas of research in the rapidly developing field of small-scale engineering.
    • This would also be the company's global customer support centre for software engineering and development.
    • He designed the company network and acts as a mentor for software development and manufacturing engineering.
  • 2The action of working artfully to bring something about: if not for his shrewd engineering, the election would have been lost
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    • Crackers frequently use social engineering in addition to a computer to attack large corporations.
    • A few days later, Young did the engineering, and they sent the URL to their friends.
    • Indeed, his engineering has been measured, deliberate and substantial.

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