Meaning of “engineering” in the English Dictionary

"engineering" in British English

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engineeringnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌen.dʒɪˈnɪə.rɪŋ/ us /ˌen.dʒɪˈnɪr.ɪŋ/

B1 the work of an engineer, or the study of this work:

German/American engineering
Richard studied engineering at MIT.

More examples

  • aeronautic engineering
  • offshore engineering
  • The Eiffel Tower is a remarkable feat of engineering.
  • The bridge is a marvellous work of engineering and construction.
  • There are still some vacancies for students in science and engineering courses, but the vacancies in humanities have been filled.

(Definition of “engineering” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"engineering" in American English

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engineeringnoun [ U ]

us /ˌen·dʒəˈnɪər·ɪŋ/

the study of using scientific principles to design and build machines, structures, and other things, including bridges, roads, vehicles, and buildings:

an engineering firm/degree

(Definition of “engineering” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

(Definition of “engineering” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)