structural engineering


Definition of structural engineering

: a branch of civil engineering dealing primarily with the design and construction of structures (such as bridges, buildings, dams)

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First Known Use of structural engineering

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of structural engineering was in 1859

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“Structural engineering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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