Definitions of engineering

  1. the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the practical application of science to commerce or industry Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. of Engineer Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Originally, the art of managing engines; in its modern and extended sense, the art and science by which the mechanical properties of matter are made useful to man in structures and machines; the occupation and work of an engineer. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The practical application of physical, mechanical, and mathematical principles. (Stedman, 25th ed) Medical Dictionary DB
  7. The science and art of constructing and using machinery, or of designing and constructing public works. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The art or profession of an engineer: the act of successfully managing a complicated and difficult scheme. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Art of an engineer. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The art of making, building, or using engines, or of designing and constructing public works, as roads, railroads, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The business of an engineer, mechanical, civil, military, or mining. Civil engineering applies to the formation of railways, bridges, roads, sewers, embankments, canals, harbours, aqueducts, &c. Military engineering relates to the construction of fortifications, throwing up earthworks, surveying a country for the various operations of war, forming redoubts, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The work, skill, business, or profession of an engineer; the practice of an engineer;. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. n. The business, work, or skill of an engineer;—the art of constructing and using machines and other mechanical contrivances; especially, the art of constructing defensive and offensive works—called military engineering; or of constructing roads, brigades, canals, drainage, &c., civil engineering. Cabinet Dictionary