mechanical engineering


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

Other Words from mechanical engineering

mechanical engineer noun

Examples of mechanical engineering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ward, who recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, has appeared in every game the past three years at UCF. Jason Beede,, 10 Jan. 2022 Tech Nation’s host, Moira Gunn, has a master’s degree in computer science and a doctor of philosophy in mechanical engineering, but she was dazzled. New York Times, 3 Jan. 2022 Steve Wilson, a mechanical engineering major at Ohio State University, launched a nonprofit called Unprecedented Chicago, which awarded six rising college freshmen with $1,000 scholarships each. Tatyana Turner,, 6 Dec. 2021 Unbound by traditional building restrictions, 3D-printing allows for more creative freedom in architecture, says Michael Maughan, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Idaho. Sarah Matusek, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Nov. 2021 Patino graduated from Neuqua a year earlier and was a senior at the University of Dayton in Ohio, studying mechanical engineering technology major with a minor in human movement. Suzanne Baker,, 24 Nov. 2021 Patino was studying mechanical engineering technology as his major, with a minor in human movement biomechanics, his family and university said. NBC News, 8 Nov. 2021 Franco Patino, 21, was working toward a mechanical engineering technology degree at the University of Dayton, with a minor in human movement biomechanics, his father, Julio Patino, said in an interview. Randall Chase And Mike Catalini, Chron, 8 Nov. 2021 Franco Patino of Naperville, Ill., was a mechanical engineering technology major with a minor in human movement biomechanics, the Dayton Daily News reports. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 7 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of mechanical engineering

1849, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jan 2022

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“Mechanical engineering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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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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