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engineer

noun [C]     /ˌen.dʒɪˈnɪər/ US  /-ˈnɪr/
A2 a person whose job is to design or build machines , engines , or electrical equipment , or things such as roads , railways , or bridges , using scientific principles : a civil engineer a mechanical / structural engineer a software engineerCivil engineering in general a person whose job is to repair or control machines , engines , or electrical equipment : a computer engineer The engineer is coming to repair our phone tomorrow morning .Civil engineering in general US an engine driver Railway workers
(Definition of engineer noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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