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noun
the science or profession of applying chemistry to industrial processes.
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Origin of chemical engineering

First recorded in 1900–05

OTHER WORDS FROM chemical engineering

chemical engineer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chemical engineering

chemical engineering

noun
the branch of engineering concerned with the design, operation, maintenance, and manufacture of the plant and machinery used in industrial chemical processes

Derived forms of chemical engineering

chemical engineer, noun
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Scientific definitions for chemical engineering

chemical engineering

The branch of engineering that deals with the manufacture of products through chemical processes. These products include, among others, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, microelectronic devices, polymers, and products used in food processing and in biotechnology.
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