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English definition of “heavy engineering”

heavy engineering

noun [U]     PRODUCTION
the activity of building large pieces of machinery: In the North East shipbuilding, steel, coal, and heavy engineering have been replaced by consumer-based industries. a heavy engineering company/group
(Definition of heavy engineering noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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