- Engineering is defined as an act of skilled managing or the practical application of science and math skills to everyday life.
- An example of engineering is to build a bridge or road over a canyon between two steep hillsides.
- An example of engineering is a computer technician being able to figure out what's wrong with a computer and fix it by giving instructions to the user over the phone.
This man works in the electrical engineering field.
engineering definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the science concerned with putting scientific knowledge to practical uses, divided into different branches, as civil, electrical, mechanical, and chemical engineering
- the planning, designing, construction, or management of machinery, roads, bridges, buildings, etc.
- the act of maneuvering or managing
engineering definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- a. The application of scientific and mathematical principles to practical ends such as the design, manufacture, and operation of efficient and economical structures, machines, processes, and systems.b. The profession of or the work performed by an engineer.
- Skillful maneuvering or direction: geopolitical engineering; social engineering.
engineering - Science Definition
The application of science to practical uses such as the design of structures, machines, and systems. Engineering has many specialities such as civil engineering, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering.