1. A room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located; SYN. engine room.
2. The discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; SYN. engineering science, applied science, technology.
The application of science to the design, construction, and maintenance of works, machinery, roads, railroads, bridges, harbor installations, engines, ships, aircraft and airports, spacecraft and space stations, and the generation, transmission, and use of electrical power. The main divisions of engineering are aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, electronic, gas, marine, materials, mechanical, mining, production, radio, and structural.