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engineer +‎ -ing

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engineering

  1. present participle of engineer

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engineering ‎(plural engineerings)

  1. (uncountable) The application of mathematics and the physical sciences to the needs of humanity and the development of technology.
    • 2014 June 14, “It's a gas”, in The Economist, volume 411, number 8891:
      One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city’s effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers has probably saved more lives than any medical procedure except vaccination.
  2. The area aboard a ship where the engine is located.

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