Meaning of ENGINEERING in English


Pronunciation: - ' nir-i ŋ

Function: noun

Date: 1720

1 : the activities or function of an engineer

2 a : the application of science and mathematics by which the properties of matter and the sources of energy in nature are made useful to people b : the design and manufacture of complex products <software engineering >

3 : calculated manipulation or direction (as of behavior) <social engineering > ― compare GENETIC ENGINEERING

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.