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From Middle English engineour, from Old French engigneor, from Medieval Latin ingeniarius (one who makes or uses an engine), from ingenium (an engine), from in (in) + gignere (to beget, produce), Old Latin genere; see ingenious. Or from engine +‎ -eer.



engineer (plural engineers)

  1. A person who is qualified or professionally engaged in any branch of engineering.
  2. (chiefly US) A person who operates an engine (such as a locomotive).

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  • Adjectives often applied to "engineer": mechanical, electrical, civil, architectural, environmental, mechatronics, industrial, optical, nuclear, structural, chemical, military, electronic, professional, chartered, licensed, certified, qualified.

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engineer (third-person singular simple present engineers, present participle engineering, simple past and past participle engineered)

  1. (transitive) To design, construct or manage something as an engineer.
  2. (transitive) To alter or construct something by means of genetic engineering.
  3. (transitive) To plan or achieve some goal by contrivance or guile; to wangle or finagle.


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