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Te science b which the properties of matter and the sources of power in nature are made useful to humans in structures, machines, and other manufactured products.
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acoustical engineering (s) (noun) (no pl)
The practical applications of the science of sounds: Acoustical engineering deals with the control of sounds and vibrations, however it is concerned not just with audible sounds, but also with phenomena that range from barely measurable magnitudes on up to levels capable of causing severe damage.

The normal areas of acoustical engineering include, among others: architectural and musical acoustics, noise and vibration control, underwater acoustics, ultrasonics, communication engineering, shock and vibration engineering, and instrumentation engineering.

  • Architectural and musical acoustics or environments involving sounds.
  • Noise and vibration control or keeping sounds within acceptable limits.
  • Underwater acoustics or sonar engineering oceans.
  • Ultrasonics or ultra-high-frequency sounds and vibrations.
  • Communication engineering or the transmissions of spoken information.
  • Shock and vibration engineering is a part of mechanical and structural engineering.
  • Instrumentation engineering relates to all of the preceding issues, such as the design and applications of sensors for sounds and vibrations, of sounds and vibration generators, of recording systems, and of data analysis equipment.
—Compiled from an article located at
Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology
by Eric E. Ungar, A Consulting Engineer;
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers; New York; 1992; page 26.
aerospace engineering (s) (noun), aerospace engineerings (pl)
The main branch of engineering pertaining to the design and construction of aircraft and space vehicles: Aerospace engineering is also concerned with power units, with the special problems of flight in both the Earth's atmosphere and in space, such as in the flight of air vehicles and the launching, guidance, and control of missiles, the Earth satellites, and space vehicles and probes.
bioengineering, biological engineering (s) (noun); bioengineerings, biological engineerings (pl)
1. The application of techniques to biological processes; such as, the creation of drugs utilizing bacteria, molds, yeasts, etc.
2. The design, manufacture, and use of replacements or aids for body parts or organs that have been removed or are defective; that is, artificial limbs, hearing aids, etc.
3. The application of methods for achieving biosynthesis of animal and plant products; such as, fermentation processes.
4. The design, manufacture, and use of equipment for industrial biological processes.
biomedical engineering
The use of engineering methods, instrumentation, and technology to solve medical problems, including the manufacture of artificial limbs and organs, the design and construction of hospitals, the development of community health programs, and the study of ways to control the environment.
chemical engineering (s) (noun); (usually no plural)
The career branch of engineering that deals with the development and applications of manufacturing processes; such as, refinery processes, which chemically convert raw materials into a variety of products, which is usually concerned with the design and operations of chemical plants and equipment to perform such projects.
civil engineering (s) (noun) (no plural form)
A livelihood in science that includes planning, design, construction, and the maintenance of fixed structures and ground facilities for industry, for transportation, for use and control of water, for human occupancy, and for harbor facilities: Susanne now has a degree in civil engineering so she can help in the designing and the building of better roads, highways, and bridges for the infrastructure of her country.
combustion engineering
1. The study of heat liberated and absorbed by the combustion process as applied to furnace efficiency and design.
2. The design of combustion furnaces for a given performance and thermal efficiency, involving the study of the heat liberated in the combustion process, the amount of heat absorbed by heat elements, and heat-transfer rates.
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design engineering
The vocation in a branch of engineering concerned with the design of a product or facility according to generally accepted uniform standards and procedures; such as, the specification of a linear dimension, or a manufacturing practice; for example, the consistent use of a particular size of screw to fasten covers.
electrical engineering
1. Engineering which studies the practical applications of electricity in science and technology involving electrical current flow through conductors; such as, in motors and generators.
2. A division of engineering concerned with the practical applications of electricity in all its forms, including those of electronics.

Electrical engineering is concerned with electric light, power systems, and devices.

Electronics engineering is concerned with wire and radio communication, the stored-program electronic computer, radar, and automatic control systems.

3. A branch of engineering which focuses on the design, the construction, and the operation of electrical systems, devices, and equipment.

The founders of electrical science were physicists and mathematicians; such as, Ampere, Faraday, Gauss, and Maxwell, whose theories eventually led to the electric motor and the incandescent lamp.

Access to local motive power without steam or waterwheels and light without flames created a new industry as well as a new profession.

With the introduction of the vacuum-tube and transistor, electronics, the behavior of the electron in vacuum and in solids, joined the field as electronic engineering, and the pertinent U.S. professional society is known as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers or IEEE.

The common theme is always electricity, the electron, and James Clark Maxwell's wave equation even with the inclusion of newer power systems starting with communications, computers, and optical devices; such as, the laser and the camcorder.

James Maxwell (1831-1879) was a Scottish physicist who was best known for his work with electricity and magnetism.

—Compiled from information presented by
Robert H. Kingston, Electrical engineering and Computer Science;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; as seen in the
Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology;
Edited by Christopher Morris; Academic Press,
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers; New York; 1992; page 719.
This entry is located in the following unit: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 17)
electricity and electrical engineering
These fields are critical areas for modern progress because without electricity, our world would be more heavily polluted and would communicate and operate at much slower speeds.

There would be no electrical equipment, no electronic devices, and there would certainly be no computers to transmit information such as is being done here.

This entry is located in the following unit: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 22)
electronic engineering
1. A branch of electrical engineering that deals with the design, fabricating, and operation of electronic devices and systems; such as, radio, television, automation, and computers.
2. Engineering which deals with the practical applications of electronics including the design, fabrication, and operation of circuits, electronic devices, and systems.
This entry is located in the following units: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 63) -tron, -tronic, -tronics + (page 9)
engineering acoustics (s) (noun) (no pl)
The field of science that deals with the production, detection, and control of sound by electrical devices: The area of engineering acoustics includes the study, design, and construction of such instruments as microphones, loudspeakers, sound recorders and reproducers, and public address systems."
food engineering
The technical discipline involved in food manufacturing and processing.
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forensic engineering (s) (noun), forensic engineerings (pl)
1. A science and practice that deals with applications of engineering and construction facts and scientific methods of a variety of construction and legal problems: Forensic engineering can involve the investigation of intellectual property assertions, particularly those of patents.
2. The investigation of materials, products, structures or components that break down or do not operate or function as intended: The purpose of forensic engineering is to locate the cause or causes of failure with the objective of improving the performances of the various parts of the equipment.
geophysical engineering
A branch of engineering that utilizes physical and mathematical sciences to find mineral deposits.
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industrial engineering (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
1. The branch of scientific knowledge which manages and improves the economical use of people and equipment through the applications of costs, work standards, and the improvement of the working environment.
2. The application of design, machines, processes, principles, training, and the techniques of scientific management to the maintenance of a high level of productivity; such as, by analytical study, improvement, and installation of methods and systems, operating procedures, quantity and quality measurements and controls, safety measures, and personnel administration.
marine engineering (s) (noun), marine engineerings (pl)
The branch of applied science concerned with the production of propelling machinery and auxiliary equipment for use on ships: Marine engineering includes mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science.
This entry is located in the following unit: mare, mari-, mar- + (page 3)
mechanical engineering (s) (noun)
1. The branch of engineering concerned with the generation, transmission, and utilization of heat and mechanical power, and with the production and operations of tools, machinery, and their products.
2. A division of engineering concerned with the efficient design, operation, and maintenance of machines: "Mechanical engineering involves the design, the production, and the use of machinery and tools, as well as the generation and transmission of heat and mechanical power."
ocean engineering (s) (noun) (no pl)
Specialized engineering which deals with the applications of design, construction, and maintenance principles and techniques to an ocean environment: Ocean engineering helps people to operate with certainty beneath the surface of the sea in order to set up and to make use of marine resources.
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(mathematics is the deductive study of quantities, magnitudes, and shapes as determined by the use of numbers and symbols while every branch of science and engineering depends on mathematics; measurement is the process of associating numbers with physical quantities and phenomena and measurement is fundamental to the sciences; to engineering, construction, and other technical fields; and to almost all everyday activities)
(engineering is the technical science in which properties of matter and the sources of power in nature are made useful to people; such as, in structures, devices, machines, and products)
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civil engineering
An area of engineering concerned with the design and building of large public works projects; such as, roads and bridges.
geoengineering, planetary engineering
1. The artificial manipulation of the environments of the earth; especially, as a means of counteracting global warming.
2. Proposals to deliberately manipulate the earth's climate to counteract the effects of global warming from greenhouse gas emissions.

So far, no large-scale geoengineering projects have been undertaken, nor has a consensus been reached that geoengineering is desirable.

President Obama’s science adviser, Dr. John Holdren, after giving his first round of interviews (April 10, 2009) immediately caused a ruckus by airing his thoughts on geoengineering; the large-scale tinkering with the earth’s climate to chill runaway global warming climate changes that could potentially slow or reverse global warming.

Holdren emphasized that even if he personally thinks it prudent to start evaluating geoengineering options, he still believes that the most pressing concern should be curbing greenhouse gas emissions to prevent global warming from reaching catastrophic proportions.

—Compiled from information found in the article,
"Obama’s Science Adviser Kicks Up a Fuss Over Geoengineering"
by Eliza Strickland; Discover, Science, Technology, and the Future
Web Site, April 10, 2009.
This entry is located in the following unit: Geology or Related Geological Terms + (page 5)