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English noun: engineering

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


Synonymstechnology


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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