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Noun: engineering  ,en-ju'neer-ing
  1. The practical application of technical and scientific knowledge to commerce or industry
  2. 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";
    - engineering science, applied science, technology, tech [informal]
  3. A room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located
    - engine room
Verb: engineer  ,en-ju'neer
  1. Design as an engineer
    "He engineered the water supply project"
  2. Plan and control how a complex undertaking is done
    "he engineered the robbery";
    - mastermind, direct, organize, organise [Brit], orchestrate

Derived forms: engineerings

Type of: bailiwick, design, discipline, field, field of study, plan, profession, room, study, subject, subject area, subject field, technology

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