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engineering

 
Noun engineering has 3 senses
  1. technology, engineering - the practical application of science to commerce or industry
    --1 is a kind of application, practical application; profession
    --1 has particulars:
     aeronautical engineering; automotive technology, automotive engineering; chemical engineering; communications technology; computer technology; high technology; rail technology, railroading
    Derived form: verb engineer1
  2. engineering, engineering science, applied science, technology - 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"
    --2 is a kind of discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick, branch of knowledge
    --2 has particulars:
     aeronautical engineering; bionics; biotechnology, bioengineering, ergonomics; chemical engineering; civil engineering; electrical engineering, EE; computer science, computing; architectural engineering; industrial engineering, industrial management; mechanical engineering; nanotechnology; nuclear engineering; naval engineering; rocketry
  3. engineering, engine room - a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located
    --3 is a kind of room
Verb engineer has 2 senses
  1. engineer - design as an engineer; "He engineered the water supply project"
    --1 is one way to
    design, plan
    Derived forms: noun engineer1, noun engineering1
    Sample sentence:
    Did he engineer his major works over a short period of time?
  2. mastermind, engineer, direct, organize, organise, orchestrate - plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"
    --2 is one way to plan
    Derived form: noun engineer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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