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engineering

  

      n   the profession of applying scientific principles to the design, construction, and maintenance of engines, cars, machines, etc. (mechanical engineering), buildings, bridges, roads, etc. (civil engineering), electrical machines and communication systems (electrical engineering), chemical plant and machinery (chemical engineering), or aircraft (aeronautical engineering)  
   See also       military engineering  


aeronautical engineering  
      n   the branch of engineering concerned with the design, production, and maintenance of aircraft  
  aeronautical engineer      n  
business process re-engineering  
      n   restructuring an organization by means of a radical reassessment of its core processes and predominant competencies,   (Abbrev)    BPR  
chemical engineering  
      n   the branch of engineering concerned with the design, operation, maintenance, and manufacture of the plant and machinery used in industrial chemical processes  
  chemical engineer      n  
computer-aided engineering  
      n   the use of computers to automate manufacturing processes,   (Abbrev.)    CAE  
concurrent engineering  
      n   a method of designing and marketing new products in which development stages are run in parallel rather than in series, to reduce lead times and costs,   (Also called)    interactive engineering  
electrical engineering  
      n   the branch of engineering concerned with the practical applications of electricity  
  electrical engineer      n  
genetic engineering  
      n   alteration of the DNA of a cell for purposes of research, as a means of manufacturing animal proteins, correcting genetic defects, or making improvements to plants and animals bred by man  
interactive engineering  
      n      another name for       concurrent engineering  
mechanical engineering  
      n   the branch of engineering concerned with the design, construction, and operation of machines and machinery  
  mechanical engineer      n  
military engineering  
      n   the design, construction, etc., of military fortifications and communications  
process engineering  
      n   the branch of engineering concerned with industrial processes, esp. continuous ones, such as the production of petrochemicals  
  process engineer      n  
sanitary engineering  
      n   the branch of civil engineering associated with the supply of water, disposal of sewage, and other public health services  
  sanitary engineer      n  
social engineering  
      n   the manipulation of the social position and function of individuals in order to manage change in a society  
systems engineering  
      n   the branch of engineering, based on systems analysis and information theory, concerned with the design of integrated systems  
traffic engineering  
      n   a discipline which includes the design of highways and pedestrian ways, the study and application of traffic statistics, and the environmental aspects of the transportation of goods and people  
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n.
ingénierie matérielle
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Masters in Biomedical Engineering
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hin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly
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A moulding commonly used in framing oil paintings. The liner is fixed inside the frame and appears between the image and the outer frame. Generally made out of wood or some other hard material, the liner may have fabric glued down to it. Liners are to canvases what a mat/mount is to a print on paper
[Artwork framing] Polystyrene or wood liner. Fabric-covered liner. Linen liner. Gold liner.

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