HyperDic: engineering

English > 3 senses of the word engineering:
NOUNactengineeringthe practical application of technical and scientific knowledge to commerce or industry
cognitionengineering, engineering science, applied science, technologythe discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
artifactengineering, engine rooma room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located
engineering > pronunciation
Soundseh'njhahnih'rihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > engineering: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe practical application of technical and scientific knowledge to commerce or industry.
BroaderprofessionAn occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
technologyThe practical application of science to commerce or industry
Spanishingeniería, tecnología
Catalanenginyeria, tecnologia
Verbsengineerdesign as an engineer
English > engineering: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems.
Example"he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"
Synonymsengineering science, applied science, technology
Category offlood control(engineering) the art or technique of trying to control rivers with dams etc in order to minimize the occurrence of floods
sink(technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
source(technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system
Narroweraeronautical engineeringThe branch of engineering science concerned with the design and construction of aircraft
architectural engineeringThe branch of engineering that deals with the construction of buildings (as distinguished from architecture as a design art)
bionicsapplication of biological principles to the study and design of engineering systems (especially electronic systems)
biotechnology, bioengineering, ergonomicsThe branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments
chemical engineeringThe branch of engineering that is concerned with the design and construction and operation of the plants and machinery used in industrial chemical processes
civil engineeringThe branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction of such public works as dams or bridges
computer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
electrical engineering, EEThe 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
industrial engineering, industrial managementThe branch of engineering that deals with the creation and management of systems that integrate people and materials and energy in productive ways
information technology, ITThe branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
mechanical engineeringThe branch of engineering that deals with the design and construction and operation of machinery
nanotechnologyThe branch of engineering that deals with things smaller than 100 nanometers (especially with the manipulation of individual molecules)
naval engineeringThe branch of engineering that deals with the design and construction and operation of ships
nuclear engineeringThe branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction and operation of nuclear reactors
rocketryThe branch of engineering science that studies rocket design and operation
Broaderdiscipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwickA branch of knowledge
Spanishciencia aplicada, ciencias aplicadas, ingeniería, tecnología
Catalanciència aplicada, enginyeria, tecnologia
English > engineering: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located.
Synonymengine room
CategoryshipA vessel that carries passengers or freight
BroaderroomAn area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
Spanishsala de máquinas
Catalansala de màquines

©2001-20 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict