mechanical engineering


mechanical engineering

noun

: a type of engineering that is mainly concerned with the use of machines in industry

Full Definition of MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

:  a branch of engineering concerned primarily with the industrial application of mechanics and with the production of tools, machinery, and their products
mechanical engineer noun

First Known Use of MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

circa 1890

mechanical engineering

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Branch of engineering concerned with the design, manufacture, installation, and operation of engines, machines, and manufacturing processes. Mechanical engineering involves application of the principles of dynamics, control, thermodynamics and heat transfer, fluid mechanics, strength of materials, materials science, electronics, and mathematics. It is concerned with machine tools, motor vehicles, textile machinery, packaging machines, printing machinery, metalworking machines, welding, air conditioning, refrigerators, agricultural machinery, and many other machines and processes essential to an industrial economy.

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