from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of engineering that deals with the technology of large-scale chemical production and the manufacture of products through chemical processes.
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- n. The branch of engineering that deals with the design, construction and operation of industrial process plants, and the physical, chemical and biological processes to create substances or energy in a useful and economic form.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of engineering that is concerned with the design and construction and operation of the plants and machinery used in industrial chemical processes
- n. the activity of applying chemistry to the solution of practical problems
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