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industrial engineering


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of engineering that is concerned with the efficient production of industrial goods as affected by elements such as plant and procedural design, the management of materials and energy, and the integration of workers within the overall system.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of engineering that deals with the creation and management of systems that integrate people and materials and energy in productive ways


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