from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The application of scientific and mathematical principles to practical ends such as the design, manufacture, and operation of efficient and economical structures, machines, processes, and systems.
- noun The profession of or the work performed by an engineer.
- noun Skillful maneuvering or direction.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The art of constructing and using engines or machines; the art of executing civil or military works which require a special knowledge or use of machinery, or of the principles of mechanics. Abbreviated engineering
- noun Careful management; manœuvering.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Originally, the art of managing engines; in its modern and extended sense, the art and science by which the properties of matter are made useful to man, whether in structures, machines, chemical substances, or living organisms; the occupation and work of an engineer. In the modern sense, the application of mathematics or systematic knowledge beyond the routine skills of practise, for the design of any complex system which performs useful functions, may be considered as engineering, including such abstract tasks as designing software (
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- verb Present participle of
- noun the application of science to the needs of humanity
- noun the work of an
- noun the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to use economically the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.
- noun the area
aboarda shipwhere the engineis located
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
- noun a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located
- noun the practical application of science to commerce or industry
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He received a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1968 and a master's degree in structural engineering from California State University at North Ridge in 1973.
That doesn't sound like engineering at all, so you should have truly excellent reasons for saying engineering is responsible for an approach that leaves out two critical steps in engineering as we know it.
After earning a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the University of Michigan, Page decided to concentrate on computer engineering at Stanford University, where he met Sergey Brin.
BA and MA in engineering from the University of Illinois at CU, as well as a connection with T. Boone Pickets, and many notices in the India Times.
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As it stands, going from a BS to a PhD in engineering is a money-losing proposition.
Such protein engineering is also of importance in modern biotechnology and drug design.
A native of Fredericton and a graduate in engineering from the University of New Brunswick (which recently conferred an honorary doctorate in science on him) he has spent all his working life with the Canadian General Electric Company.
Except for United States 'Army Aero Service during World War I, Mr. Gordon has been identified with the transit industry since his degree in engineering from the University of Illinois in 1912.
I do not believe the term engineering should be merged with Engineer.
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