chemical engineering

chemical engineering
1. the branch of engineering that is concerned with the design and construction and operation of the plants and machinery used in industrial chemical processes
2. the activity of applying chemistry to the solution of practical problems
Hypernyms: ↑technology, ↑engineering

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noun [noncount]
: a type of engineering that deals with the use of chemistry in industry
chemical engineer noun, pl ⋯ -neers [count]

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ˌchemical engiˈneering [chemical engineer chemical engineering] noun uncountable
the study of the design and use of machines in industrial chemical processes
Derived Word:chemical engineer

Useful english dictionary. 2012.