Definition of engineering in English:

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engineering

Pronunciation: /ˌenjəˈniriNG/

noun

1The branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1The work done by, or the occupation of, an engineer.
Example sentences
  • The conflict between unions in occupations such as engineering and shipbuilding was fierce, as were the clashes between skilled and unskilled workers.
  • He enjoys walking into the half-built homes and analyzing the engineering.
  • Next to the pier design, perhaps the most interesting feature of the engineering and construction of the bridge is the way the road and cable-stays were placed.
1.2The action of working artfully to bring something about: if not for Keegan’s shrewd engineering, the election would have been lost
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with engineering

auctioneering, clearing, coasteering, earring, electioneering, gearing, geoengineering, orienteering, privateering, shearing

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Syllabification: en·gi·neer·ing

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