|1.||[ noun ] (work) the practical application of science to commerce or industry|
|Related terms:||application profession automation computer_technology automotive_technology communications_technology chemical_engineering rail_technology aeronautical_engineering|
|2.||[ noun ] the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems|
|Synonyms:||technology applied_science engineering_science|
"he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"
|Related terms:||discipline nanotechnology computer_science biotechnology chemical_engineering rocketry electrical_engineering bionics architectural_engineering mechanical_engineering nuclear_engineering naval_engineering industrial_engineering civil_engineering aeronautical_engineering source sink flood_control|
|3.||[ noun ] (nautical) a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located|
|Related terms:||room ship|