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Definition of engineering noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the activity of applying scientific knowledge to the design, building, and control of machines, roads, bridges, electrical equipment, etc. The bridge is a triumph of modern engineering. compare reverse engineering
  2. 2(also engineering science) the study of engineering as a subject a degree in engineering see also chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, genetic engineering, mechanical engineering, social engineering
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