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engineer

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌendʒɪˈnɪər/
PRODUCTION 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: This is high-quality technical consultancy performed by highly trained engineers.design/mining engineer James Dyson is arguably Britain's best-known design engineer of modern times.
WORKPLACE a person whose job is to repair or control machines, engines or electrical equipment: a service/telephone/heating engineer
→  See also automotive engineer , chemical engineer , civil engineer , electrical engineer , financial engineer , mechanical engineer , product engineer , project engineer , quality engineer , sales engineer , software engineer , structural engineer
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