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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Engineering  \En`gi*neer"ing\,  n. 
  Originally,  the  art  of  managing  engines;  in  its  modern  and 
  extended  sense  the  art  and  science  by  which  the  mechanical 
  properties  of  matter  are  made  useful  to  man  in  structures  and 
  machines;  the  occupation  and  work  of  an  engineer. 
 
  Note:  In  a  comprehensive  sense  engineering  includes 
  architecture  as  a  mechanical  art,  in  distinction  from 
  architecture  as  a  fine  art.  It  was  formerly  divided 
  into  military  engineering,  which  is  the  art  of 
  designing  and  constructing  offensive  and  defensive 
  works  and  civil  engineering,  in  a  broad  sense  as 
  relating  to  other  kinds  of  public  works  machinery, 
  etc 
 
  {Civil  engineering},  in  modern  usage,  is  strictly  the  art  of 
  planning,  laying  out  and  constructing  fixed  public  works 
  such  as  railroads,  highways,  canals,  aqueducts,  water 
  works  bridges,  lighthouses,  docks,  embankments, 
  breakwaters,  dams,  tunnels,  etc 
 
  {Mechanical  engineering}  relates  to  machinery,  such  as  steam 
  engines,  machine  tools,  mill  work  etc 
 
  {Mining  engineering}  deals  with  the  excavation  and  working  of 
  mines,  and  the  extraction  of  metals  from  their  ores,  etc 
  Engineering  is  further  divided  into  steam  engineering,  gas 
  engineering,  agricultural  engineering,  topographical 
  engineering,  electrical  engineering,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Engineer  \En`gi*neer"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Engineered};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Engineering}.] 
  1.  To  lay  out  or  construct,  as  an  engineer;  to  perform  the 
  work  of  an  engineer  on  as  to  engineer  a  road.  --J. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  2.  To  use  contrivance  and  effort  for  to  guide  the  course  of 
  to  manage;  as  to  engineer  a  bill  through  Congress. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  engineering 
  n  1:  the  practical  application  of  science  to  commerce  or  industry 
  [syn:  {technology}] 
  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" 
  [syn:  {engineering  science},  {applied  science},  {technology}] 
  3:  a  room  (as  on  a  ship)  in  which  the  engine  is  located  [syn:  {engine 
  room}] 




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