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chemical engineering

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

First recorded in 1900–05
Related formschemical engineer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chemical engineering

chemical engineering

noun
  1. the branch of engineering concerned with the design, operation, maintenance, and manufacture of the plant and machinery used in industrial chemical processes
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Derived Formschemical engineer, noun
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chemical engineering in Science

chemical engineering

  1. 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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