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English definition of “engineering”

engineering

noun [U]     /ˌendʒɪˈnɪərɪŋ/
the work of an engineer , for example , designing or building machines , electrical equipment , roads , etc. using scientific principles : She wants to encourage more women into engineering. engineering work / company / project
(Definition of engineering noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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