engineering

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

engineer +‎ -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌen.dʒɪˈnɪə.rɪŋ/
  • (file)

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engineering

  1. Present participle of engineer.

Noun[edit]

engineering (plural engineerings)

  1. (uncountable) The application of mathematics and the physical sciences to the needs of humanity and the development of technology.
    • 2014 June 14, “It's a gas”, The Economist, volume 411, number 8891: 
      One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city’s effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers has probably saved more lives than any medical procedure except vaccination.
  2. The area aboard a ship where the engine is located.

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