electrical engineering


noun

the branch of engineering that deals with the practical application of the theory of electricity to the construction of machinery, power supplies, etc.

Nearby words

  1. electrical,
  2. electrical alternation,
  3. electrical axis,
  4. electrical degree,
  5. electrical engineer,
  6. electrical failure,
  7. electrical field,
  8. electrical scanning,
  9. electrical storm,
  10. electrical transcription

Origin of electrical engineering

First recorded in 1880–85

Related formselectrical engineer, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for electrical-engineer

electrical engineering

noun

the branch of engineering concerned with the practical applications of electricity
Derived Formselectrical engineer, noun

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Science definitions for electrical-engineer

electrical engineering

The branch of engineering that specializes in the design, construction, and practical uses of electrical systems.
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