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Engineering

English

Etymology

engineer +‎ -ing

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /?en.d'n./
  • (file)

Verb

engineering

  1. present participle of engineer

Noun

engineering (usually uncountable, plural engineerings)

  1. (uncountable) The application of mathematics and the physical sciences to the needs of humanity and the development of technology.
    • 2014 June 14, "It's a gas", in The Economist, volume 411, number 8891:
      One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city's effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers has probably saved more lives than any medical procedure except vaccination.
  2. The area aboard a ship where the engine is located.
  3. Actions controling the motion, shape, and/or substance of any physical object(s).
  4. Designates office area of the professional engineering staff.

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