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

Examples of mechanical engineering in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mechanical engineering was in 1849

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“Mechanical engineering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

mechanical engineering

: engineering that deals with tools, machinery, and the application of mechanics in industry
mechanical engineer noun
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