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Definitions and Synonyms of engineering | Another word for engineering | What is engineering?

Definition 1: the practical application of technical and scientific knowledge to commerce or industry - [noun denoting act]

(engineering is a kind of ...) an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)

(engineering is a kind of ...) the application of the knowledge and usage of tools (such as machines or utensils) and techniques to control one's environment

"the mastery of fire was a huge advance in human technology"

Definition 2: a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for engineering in the sense of this definition

(engineering is a kind of ...) an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

"the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

(engineering belongs to category ...) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 3: the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where engineering or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study

Synonyms for engineering in the sense of this definition

(engineering is a kind of ...) a branch of knowledge

"in what discipline is his doctorate?" "teachers should be well trained in their subject" "anthropology is the study of human beings"

(... is a kind of engineering ) the branch of engineering that deals with the construction of buildings (as distinguished from architecture as a design art)

(... is a kind of engineering ) the branch of engineering that deals with the design and construction and operation of ships

(... is a kind of engineering ) the branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction and operation of nuclear reactors

(... is a kind of engineering ) the branch of engineering that deals with things smaller than 100 nanometers (especially with the manipulation of individual molecules)

(... is a kind of engineering ) the branch of engineering that deals with the design and construction and operation of machinery

(... is a kind of engineering ) the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information

(... is a kind of engineering ) the branch of engineering that deals with the creation and management of systems that integrate people and materials and energy in productive ways

(... is a kind of engineering ) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

(... is a kind of engineering ) the branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication

(... is a kind of engineering ) the branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction of such public works as dams or bridges

(... is a kind of engineering ) the branch of engineering that is concerned with the design and construction and operation of the plants and machinery used in industrial chemical processes

(... is a kind of engineering ) the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments

(... is a kind of engineering ) application of biological principles to the study and design of engineering systems (especially electronic systems)

(... is a kind of engineering ) the branch of engineering science concerned with the design and construction of aircraft

(... is a kind of engineering ) the branch of engineering science that studies rocket design and operation

(engineering is the domain which ... is member of) (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system

"the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"

(engineering is the domain which ... is member of) (engineering) the art or technique of trying to control rivers with dams etc in order to minimize the occurrence of floods

(engineering is the domain which ... is member of) (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system

"a heat source" "a source of carbon dioxide"

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