Definition of Engineering

1. Noun. The practical application of science to commerce or industry.




2. 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. Noun. A room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located.
Exact synonyms: Engine Room
Generic synonyms: Room
Category relationships: Ship

Definition of Engineering

1. n. 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.

Definition of Engineering

1. Verb. (present participle of engineer) ¹

2. Noun. the application of science to the needs of humanity ¹

3. Noun. the work of an engineer ¹

4. 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 [ ¹

5. Noun. the area aboard a ship where the engine is located ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Engineering

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Medical Definition of Engineering

1. 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. In a comprehensive sense, engineering includes architecture as a mechanical art, in distinction from architecture as a fine art. It was formerly divided into military engineering, which is the art of designing and constructing offensive and defensive works, and civil engineering, in a broad sense, as relating to other kinds of public works, machinery, etc. Civil engineering, in modern usage, is strictly the art of planning, laying out, and constructing fixed public works, such as railroads, highways, canals, aqueducts, water works, bridges, lighthouses, docks, embankments, breakwaters, dams, tunnels, etc. Mechanical engineering relates to machinery, such as steam engines, machine tools, mill work, etc. Mining engineering deals with the excavation and working of mines, and the extraction of metals from their ores, etc. Engineering is further divided into steam engineering, gas engineering, agricultural engineering, topographical engineering, electrical engineering, etc. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Engineering

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Highway Engineers' Handbook by Arthur Horace Blanchard (1919)
"The terminology of highway engineering has been developed and standardized ... Some terms used in highway engineering have been defined and explained in ..."

2. Electric Railway Handbook: A Reference Book of Practice Data, Formulas and by Albert Sutton Richey, William Charles Greenough (1915)
"The following information as to costs of engineering is from data on a large number of electric ... engineering $1145 Per mile, practically 2H per cent. ..."

3. American Highway Engineers' Handbook by Arthur Horace Blanchard (1919)
"General Considerations Since considerable attention has been devoted to the formulation of 9 termini.logy of highway engineering in order that literature ..."

4. Handbook of Construction Cost by Halbert Powers Gillette (1922)
"Construction Cost Keeping and Management” by Gillette and Dana deals at greater length with the particular phases of engineering economics Indicated by the ..."

5. Syllabus of Mathematics: A Symposium (1912)
"To the Society for the Promotion of engineering Education: The committee was appointed at a joint meeting of mathematicians and engineers held in Chicago, ..."

6. The Regulation of Rivers by John Lane Van Ornum (1914)
"engineering Works must be Justified by Their Service.— engineering works are justified, not only as they exemplify sound theory and good practice in their ..."

7. The Regulation of Rivers by John Lane Van Ornum (1914)
"THE REGULATION OF RIVERS CHAPTER I COMMERCIAL CONSIDERATIONS 4. engineering Works must be Justified by Their Service.— engineering works are justified, ..."

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