Pronunciation: (en"ju-nēr'), [key]
1. a person trained and skilled in the design, construction, and use of engines or machines, or in any of various branches of engineering: a mechanical engineer; a civil engineer.
2. a person who operates or is in charge of an engine.
3. Also called locomotive engineer. Railroads.a person who operates or is in charge of a locomotive.
4. a member of an army, navy, or air force specially trained in engineering work.
5. a skillful manager: a political engineer.
1. to plan, construct, or manage as an engineer: He's engineered several big industrial projects.
2. to design or create using the techniques or methods of engineering: The motor has been engineered to run noiselessly.
3. to arrange, manage, or carry through by skillful or artful contrivance: He certainly engineered the election campaign beautifully.
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