mechanical engineering

noun

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

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For their senior project as part of their mechanical engineering major, miccaplz, a Redditor, did a little bit of both by building a machine that folds paper into a proper paper airplane design and shoots them out at the end. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Students' DIY Machine Turns Paper into Planes, Goofing into Schoolwork," 22 Apr. 2016 The mechanical engineering students designed the custom three-wheeler for 9-year-old Bella, who has a mild form of cerebral palsy that makes riding a two-wheeler difficult. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "Engineering students use their brains and their hearts to build a bike for a little girl," 18 May 2018 Jeff Brown, 24, a mechanical engineering student from Battle Creek, has been a Western Michigan University co-op student at Eaton for four years. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Cutting-edge companies fighting over students hungry for challenge," 8 May 2018 Collins holds bachelor’s degrees from Morehouse College and the Georgia Institute of Technology as well as a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a doctoral degree in aeronautics and astronautics, both from Purdue University. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "U of L hires new dean of Speed School of Engineering to fill Neville Pinto's old job," 10 Apr. 2018 Haas had an elbow brace that was designed by Purdue mechanical engineering students. Chris Chavez, SI.com, "Purdue's Isaac Haas Wants to Play Through Elbow Injury, Coach Matt Painter Pessimistic," 22 Mar. 2018 Anderton plans to major in mechanical engineering and minor in entrepreneurship management at Boise State University. Samantha Swindler, OregonLive.com, "Solar car built by Oregon students to go on display at World of Speed," 17 Feb. 2018 Tuan Ho, cofounder of the startup Scholar Jet, earned a mechanical engineering degree from Northeastern University this spring. Scott Kirsner, BostonGlobe.com, "How to keep young people with great ideas from leaving Boston," 8 June 2018 Vanessa Liddell, 24, of Marshall accepted a job at Eaton in product engineering after graduating with a mechanical engineering degree from Kettering University. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Cutting-edge companies fighting over students hungry for challenge," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of mechanical engineering

1851, in the meaning defined above

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mechanical engineering

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mechanical engineering

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

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