engineering

noun
en·​gi·​neer·​ing | \ ˌen-jə-ˈnir-iŋ How to pronounce engineering (audio) \

Definition of engineering

1 : the activities or function of an engineer
2a : 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

Examples of engineering in a Sentence

This control panel is a good example of smart engineering.
Recent Examples on the Web As director of the STEM Center, my goal is to support the recruitment retention, and success of McDaniel students studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Kristen Griffith, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 22 Nov. 2021 Science, technology, engineering, and math are essential subjects. Shelly Hod Moyal, Fortune, 17 Nov. 2021 National reporting of academic achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, such as data from the National Center for Education Statistics, combine individuals with Asian heritages into one category. Kao Lee Yang, STAT, 15 Nov. 2021 For example, Princesses with Powertools helps to remove gender stereotypes associated with science, technology, engineering and math fields. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 12 Nov. 2021 The current stats suggest that undeserved communities don't become more involved in the jobs of the future which are: science, technology, engineering and math. Stephanie Tharpe, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 And though white-collar jobs in professional services like information technology, engineering and architecture are nearly back to their pre-pandemic employment levels, leisure and hospitality still has 1.4 million fewer jobs. Christopher Rugaber, ajc, 5 Nov. 2021 And though white-collar jobs in professional services like information technology, engineering and architecture are nearly back to their pre-pandemic employment levels, leisure and hospitality still has 1.4 million fewer jobs. Christopher Rugaber, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Nov. 2021 Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton surprised three children by disguising himself as an old man while showing them around the Mercedes-AMG factory to help support their interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, 28 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of engineering

1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of engineering was in 1697

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26 Nov 2021

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“Engineering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engineering. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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engineering

noun

English Language Learners Definition of engineering

: 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)

engineering

noun
en·​gi·​neer·​ing | \ ˌen-jə-ˈnir-iŋ How to pronounce engineering (audio) \

Kids Definition of engineering

: 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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