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. 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
  4. Art of an engineer. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Usage examples for engineering

  1. This canal will be one of the greatest engineering feats of the twentieth century; a greater engineering feat than has yet been accomplished during the history of mankind. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. It was destined to endure through all the horrors of the great war, a stronger protection to Vienna than all the fortifications which the engineering art could invent. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley