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

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mechanical engineer noun

Examples of mechanical engineering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Watson, of Coffee, Alabama, was a recent Naval Academy graduate who had majored in mechanical engineering and dreamt of becoming a Navy pilot, his father Benjamin Watson, told the Pensacola News Journal. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, "Pensacola shooting victims were aspiring aviators gunned down at flight school," 9 Dec. 2019 From there, Hugh worked on other solutions for amputees, along the way earning degrees in mechanical engineering and biophysics from MIT and Harvard University respectively. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, "Why TIME's 2019 Tech Optimists Are Upbeat About Silicon Valley's Future," 7 Aug. 2019 Pollack, whom aides did not make available for an interview, graduated from MIT with bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and public policy in 1982 and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1985. Joshua Miller,, "She’s the master of explaining transportation disaster. And so far, Stephanie Pollack is not going anywhere," 3 July 2019 College Student Left Paralyzed After Contracting Guillain-Barre on Vacation Col, of Austin, Texas, was a senior in mechanical engineering at the university and was set to graduate next year, according to his Facebook account. Jason Duaine Hahn,, "21-Year-Old Purdue University Student Falls 200 Feet to Death in Alabama Cave," 25 Nov. 2019 The complaints are nothing new, according to Weston Ross, a postdoctoral researcher studying mechanical engineering at Duke University, who has looked at the design of system on US Navy aircraft carriers. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "No More Screen Time! The Navy Reverts to Physical Throttles," 14 Aug. 2019 Giovanni Traverso, a gastroenterologist and professor in MIT’s department of mechanical engineering, writes in an email. Claire Bugos, Smithsonian, "Will Microneedle Patches Be the Future of Birth Control?," 6 Nov. 2019 Xuanhe Zhao, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and the senior author of the study, told MIT News. Fox News, "Double-sided tape inspired by spider webs could replace surgical sutures," 2 Nov. 2019 Besides Hernandez, other students in the group will be going off to study mechanical engineering and automotive technology, among other subjects. Los Angeles Times, "L.A. Latino students take prize in Prague, could help conquer climate change," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of mechanical engineering

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mechanical engineering was in 1851

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13 Dec 2019

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“Mechanical engineering.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 16 December 2019.

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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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