Meaning of ENGINEERING in English

ENGINEERING

/ ˌendʒɪˈnɪərɪŋ; NAmE -ˈnɪr-/ noun [ U ]

1.

the activity of applying scientific knowledge to the design, building and control of machines, roads, bridges, electrical equipment, etc. :

The bridge is a triumph of modern engineering.

—compare reverse engineering

2.

(also ˌengineering ˈscience ) the study of engineering as a subject :

a degree in engineering

—see also chemical engineering , civil engineering , electrical engineering , genetic engineering , mechanical engineering , social engineering

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