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  1. the symbol, ŋ, that, in the International Phonetic Alphabet and in the pronunciation alphabets of some dictionaries, represents the voiced velar nasal consonant indicated in English spelling by (ng), as in the pronunciations of cling [kling] /klɪŋ/ and clink [klingk] /klɪŋk/.

Origin of eng

1955–60; by analogy with the names of m and n
Also called agma, angma.


  1. electronic news gathering: a system of news reporting that uses portable television cameras to videotape pictures and sound, especially when combined with the transmission of the signal to a television station for immediate broadcast.


  1. engine.
  2. engineer.
  3. engineering.
  4. engraved.
  5. engraver.
  6. engraving.


  1. England.
  2. English.
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Examples from the Web for eng

Historical Examples

  • Dictionary, 759 seq.; and more completely in his Principles of Eng.

    English Past and Present

    Richard Chevenix Trench

  • Mr. Eng shook hands with all the cabin party, and went ashore.

  • They had an ice-chest on board, and Mr. Eng had replenished it at Simujan.

  • Slave trade, begun by Europe, brutality of, 5;maintained by Eng.

    The Negro and the Nation

    George S. Merriam

  • Reuter, a trooper, which has given the sixteenth-century Eng.

British Dictionary definitions for eng


  1. phonetics another name for agma


abbreviation for
  1. electronic news gathering: TV news obtained at the point of action by means of modern video equipment


abbreviation for
  1. engineer
  2. engineering


abbreviation for
  1. England
  2. English
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eng in Medicine


  1. electronystagmography
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