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English noun: engineering

1. engineering (act) the practical application of science to commerce or industry


Broader (hypernym)application, practical application, profession

Narrower (hyponym)aeronautical engineering, automotive engineering, automotive technology, chemical engineering, communications technology, computer technology, high tech, high technology, rail technology, railroading

2. engineering (cognition) the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems

SamplesHe had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study.

Synonymsapplied science, engineering science, technology

Broader (hypernym)bailiwick, discipline, field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field

Narrower (hyponym)aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, bioengineering, bionics, biotechnology, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, computing, EE, electrical engineering, ergonomics, industrial engineering, industrial management, information technology, IT, mechanical engineering, nanotechnology, naval engineering, nuclear engineering, rocketry

Domain category membersflood control, sink, source

3. engineering (artifact) a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located

Synonymsengine room

Broader (hypernym)room

Domain categoryship

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