1. [ noun ] (work) the practical application of science to commerce or industry
Synonyms: technology
Related terms: application profession automation computer_technology automotive_technology communications_technology chemical_engineering rail_technology aeronautical_engineering
2. [ noun ] the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
Synonyms: technology applied_science engineering_science

"he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"

Related terms: discipline nanotechnology computer_science biotechnology chemical_engineering rocketry electrical_engineering bionics architectural_engineering mechanical_engineering nuclear_engineering naval_engineering industrial_engineering civil_engineering aeronautical_engineering source sink flood_control
3. [ noun ] (nautical) a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located
Synonyms: engine_room
Related terms: room ship
Similar spelling:   engineer