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electrical engineering

noun
1.
the branch of engineering that deals with the practical application of the theory of electricity to the construction of machinery, power supplies, etc.
Origin of electrical engineering
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
Related forms
electrical engineer, noun
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  • He continued in electrical engineering in Paris until 1884, when he came to the United States.

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  • electrical engineering is, as its name implies, a profession embracing all construction whose basis is the electrical current.

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  • He began at once with correspondence courses in mechanical and electrical engineering.

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  • So, month after month, year after year, he struggled away with his correspondence course in electrical engineering.

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  • I was engaged to a very good-looking young man in the electrical engineering business.

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British Dictionary definitions for electrical engineering

electrical engineering

noun
1.
the branch of engineering concerned with the practical applications of electricity
Derived Forms
electrical engineer, noun
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electrical engineering in Science
electrical engineering  
The branch of engineering that specializes in the design, construction, and practical uses of electrical systems.
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