Definition of engineering noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌendʒɪˈnɪərɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌendʒɪˈnɪrɪŋ//
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  1. 1  the 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
  3. see also chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, genetic engineering, mechanical engineering, social engineering
    Extra examples The bridge is a fine piece of engineering. The building is a remarkable feat of engineering. Train services on Sunday will be restricted because of engineering works.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: engineering