structural engineering

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of structural engineering was in 1859

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“Structural engineering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/structural%20engineering. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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