mechanical engineering

noun
Updated on: 17 May 2018

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

mechanical engineer

noun

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First Known Use of mechanical engineering

1851

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Definition of mechanical engineering for English Language Learners

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


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