Engineering vs Mechanical - What's the difference?

engineering | mechanical |


As a verb engineering

is .

As a noun engineering

is (label) the application of mathematics and the physical sciences to the needs of humanity and the development of technology.

As an adjective mechanical is

characteristic of someone who does manual labour for a living; coarse, vulgar.

engineering

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (label) The application of mathematics and the physical sciences to the needs of humanity and the development of technology.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-06-14, volume=411, issue=8891, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= It's a gas , passage=One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city’s effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers has probably saved more lives than any medical procedure except vaccination.}}
  • The area aboard a ship where the engine is located.
  • Derived terms

    (Derived terms) * aerospace engineering * chemical engineering * civil engineering * control engineering * electrical engineering * engineering society * genetic engineering * geotechnical engineering * information engineering * manufacturing engineering * mechanical engineering * mechatronics engineering * memetic engineering * molecular engineering * protein engineering * reverse engineering * social engineering * software engineering * soil mechanics and engineering * sound engineering * systems engineering * tombstone engineering

    See also

    * science * applied mathematics

    mechanical

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Characteristic of someone who does manual labour for a living; coarse, vulgar.
  • *, I.43:
  • all manner of silks were already become so vile and abject, that was any man seene to weare them, he was presently judged to be some countrie fellow, or mechanicall man.
  • Related to mechanics (the branch of physics that deals with forces acting on mass).
  • Related to mechanics (the design and construction of machines).
  • Done by machine.
  • Using mechanics (the design and construction of machines): being a machine.
  • As if performed by a machine: lifeless or mindless.
  • (of a person) Acting as if one were a machine: lifeless or mindless.
  • *, chapter=15
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Edward Churchill still attended to his work in a hopeless mechanical manner like a sleep-walker who walks safely on a well-known round. But his Roman collar galled him, his cossack stifled him, his biretta was as uncomfortable as a merry-andrew's cap and bells.}}
  • (informal) Handy with machines.
  • Derived terms

    * electromechanical * mechanical erasure * mechanicality * mechanically * mechanicalness * mechanical pencil * postmechanical * premechanical