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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 qualities and functions of living tissues, etc.
the practical application of science to commerce or industry. Generally
takes the form of an artifact.
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."
any object made by human beings, especially with a view to subsequent use.
An object produced or shaped by human craft.
Iterative: repeating, cyclical.
a new way of doing something; an improvement on an existing form,
composition or processes.
limitation or restriction.
the exchange of one thing for another of more or less equal value,
especially to effect a compromise.
human factors engineering, an applied 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
individual as acceptable.
a new, useful process, machine, improvement, etc., that did not exist
previously and that is recognized as the 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.Copyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012.
financial considerations; the science that deals with the production,
distribution, and consumption of goods and services, or the material welfare of
a representation, generally in miniature, to show the construction or
appearance of something; a simplified representation of a system or phenomenon, as in
the sciences or economics, with any hypotheses required to describe the system or
explain the phenomenon, often mathematically.
a standard of judgment or criticism; a rule or principle for evaluating or testing
a system of moral principles.
an assemblage or combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary
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 or property, owned or employed in business by
an individual, firm, corporation, etc.
a highly structured system of human organization for large-scale community
living that normally furnishes protection, continuity, security, and a national identity for
the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age
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 or metals with a
nonmetal, intimately mixed, as by fusion or electrodeposition.
of or pertaining to a practical point of view or practical considerations.