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knowledge of principles and causes; especially, such knowledge when it relates to the physical world and its phenomena, the nature, constitution, and forces of matter, the quantities and function of living tissues, etc.
Originally the art of managing engines; in its modern and extended sense, the art and science by which the mechanical properties of matter are made useful to man in structures and machines; ABET: "The profession in which knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences, gained by study, experience, and practice, is applied with judgment to develop ways to use, economically, the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind."
the practical application of science to commerce or industry. Generally takes the form of an artifact
a new way of doing something; an improvement on an existing form, composition or processes
The exchange of one thing for another of more or less equal value, especially to affect a compromise.
Human factors engineering, an applied a science that coordinates the design of devices, systems, and physical working conditions with the capacities and requirements of the worker
something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparison; those morals, ethics, habits, etc., established by authority, custom, or an individuals an acceptable
a new, useful process, machine, improvement, etc., that didn't exist previously and that is recognized as the new product of some unique intuition or genius, as distinguished from ordinary mechanical skill or craftsmanship
A person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
financial consideration; the science that deals with the production, and consumption of goods and services, or the material welfare of human kind
a standard of judgment or criticism; a rule or principle for evaluating or testing something
the fundamental facilities and systems serving a country, city, or area, as transportation and communication systems, power plants, and schools.
the wealth, whether in money and property, owned employed in business by an individual, firm Corporation, etc
to fuse or melt (ore) in order to separate the metal contained; to obtain or refine (metal) in this way
a substance composed of two or more metals, or of a metal pr metals with a nonmetal, intimately mixed, as by fusion or electro-deposition
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