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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Path Robotics, led by Case Western Reserve University mechanical engineering major Alexander Lonsberry. Megan Becka,, "LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Awards announces finalists," 4 Apr. 2018 Saidj stressed that Algeria has strong economic links with Germany especially in mechanical engineering, the auto industry, renewable energy, the chemical sector and pharmaceuticals. Aomar Ouali, The Seattle Times, "Merkel, Algerian officials discuss migration, Libya," 17 Sep. 2018 Turkey is the world’s 12th largest market for mechanical engineering and plant automation, worth some €29 billion ($33 billion), the organization said. Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ, "Turkish Lira Falls Further; Erdogan Fails to Assuage Investors’ Concerns," 13 Aug. 2018 Barrow worked as an installation foreman and service technician for a large mechanical contractor, then began working as a project manager and designer for a mechanical engineering firm. Community Report, Houston Chronicle, "Shepherd ISD names new administrator," 27 May 2018 Berger will attend University of Wisconsin-Madison next fall and plans to study mechanical engineering. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ten Girl Scouts in southeastern Wisconsin honored with Gold Award," 30 May 2018 There’s a lot of mechanical engineering that happens here: recycling nutrients from each bath to increase efficiency and sustainability, for example. Angela Chen, The Verge, "These are the technology advances that could end animal farming," 9 Nov. 2018 Stockfish has both a law degree and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, and worked as an engineer at Boeing and as an attorney at Starbucks, K&L Gates and Univar before joining Weyerhaeuser, the company said. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Weyerhaeuser says Simons will step down as CEO in January," 27 Aug. 2018 Williams — now 23 and with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and a master’s in engineering — is closing her first year at Pratt & Whitney with another distinction: She was recently named chairperson of the National Society of Black Engineers. Maya Moore,, "Women At Pratt & Whitney Lead National Organizations For Engineers," 23 June 2018

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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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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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