engineering Definition

  • 1the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures
  • 2the work done by, or the occupation of, an engineer

Using engineering: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "engineering" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He studied engineering at university.

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    The company specializes in civil engineering.

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    The bridge's engineering is impressive.

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    She has a degree in software engineering.

engineering Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for engineering

  • destruction
  • demolition

Phrases with engineering

  • the deliberate modification of the characteristics of an organism by manipulating its genetic material


    Genetic engineering is used to create crops that are resistant to pests.

  • the branch of engineering dealing with the design, construction, and use of machines


    He works in mechanical engineering, designing new engines for cars.

  • the application of engineering principles to the design, development, testing, and maintenance of software


    She is a software engineering manager at a tech company.

Origins of engineering

from Middle English 'enginour', meaning 'constructor of military engines'


Summary: engineering in Brief

Engineering [ˌɛndʒɪˈnɪərɪŋ] is the field of science and technology that deals with the design, construction, and use of machines, structures, and engines. It encompasses various disciplines such as civil, mechanical, and software engineering. Examples of its applications include the design of bridges, engines, and software systems. The term 'engineering' also refers to the work done by engineers.

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