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engineering

 [en″jĭ-nēr´ing]
the application of scientific and mathematical principles to useful ends, such as in the development of mechanical devices, systems, or processes.
biomedical engineering bioengineering.

en·gi·neer·ing

(en'jin-ēr'ing),
The practical application of physical, mechanical, and mathematical principles.

engineering

Hospital care A hospital department that oversees preventive maintenance and safety of equipment in the hospital, managing service and inspection records, safety manuals, alert/recall notices, mechanical and electrical supplies and clearing all new equipment brought into the hospital from outside the facility. See Biotechnical engineering, Genetic engineering, Human factors engineering, Personal protective engineering.

en·gi·neer·ing

(en'jin-ēr'ing)
The practical application of physical, mechanical, and mathematical principles.
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Was it Frank's fault if he had not got the stuff in him that engineers were made of?
We hurry into the heavy rubber suits--the engineers are already dressed--and inflate at the air-pump taps.
In ten seconds the coach with its clerks clashed down to the receiving-caisson; the hostlers displaced the engineers at the idle turbines, and Tim, prouder of this than all, introduced me to the maiden of the photograph on the shelf.
It is not true that, as they changed engines at Fort Madison, Cheyne passed over to the Amalgamated Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers an endowment sufficient to enable them to fight him and his fellows on equal terms for evermore.
There were Sherlock Holmes, the hydraulic engineer, Inspector Bradstreet, of Scotland Yard, a plain-clothes man, and myself.
How our hydraulic engineer had been conveyed from the garden to the spot where he recovered his senses might have remained forever a mystery were it not for the soft mould, which told us a very plain tale.
Before trying to seize the projectile, Engineer Murchison wanted to find its exact position at the bottom of the ocean.
Maston, the brothers Blomsberry, and Engineer Murchison, without heeding these dangers, took their places in the air-chamber.
Later in the day he accosted the chief engineer with a confidential, "Here, let me tell you the old man's latest.
When Bert's sense of security was sufficiently restored for him to watch the battle again, he perceived that a brisk little fight was in progress between the Asiatic aeronauts and the German engineers for the possession of Niagara city.
The engineers of Japan deepened and widened the intricate system of canals, built factories and foundries, netted the empire with telegraphs and telephones, and inaugurated the era of railroad- building.
After the strike on the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1877, he broached a scheme to have the Locomotive Engineers make terms with the railroads and to "go it alone" so far as the rest of the labor unions were concerned.

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