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engineering

noun en·gi·neer·ing \-ˈnir-iŋ\

: the work of designing and creating large structures (such as roads and bridges) or new products or systems by using scientific methods

: the control or direction of something (such as behavior)

Full Definition of ENGINEERING

1
:  the activities or function of an engineer
2
a :  the application of science and mathematics by which the properties of matter and the sources of energy in nature are made useful to people
b :  the design and manufacture of complex products <software engineering>
3
:  calculated manipulation or direction (as of behavior) <social engineering> — compare genetic engineering
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Examples of ENGINEERING

  1. This control panel is a good example of smart engineering.

First Known Use of ENGINEERING

1720
ENGINEERING Defined for Kids

engineering

noun en·gi·neer·ing \ˌen-jə-ˈnir-iŋ\

Definition of ENGINEERING for Kids

:  the application of science to the goal of creating useful machines (as automobiles) or structures (as roads and dams) <industrial engineering> <computer engineering>
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