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eng

[ eng ]
/ ɛŋ /
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noun

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/.

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Origin of eng

First recorded in 1955–60; by analogy with the names of m and n;see also agma

Definition for eng (2 of 4)

ENG

Television.

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.

Definition for eng (3 of 4)

eng.

abbreviation

engine.
engineer.
engineering.
engraved.
engraver.
engraving.

Definition for eng (4 of 4)

Eng.

abbreviation

England.
English.
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British Dictionary definitions for eng (1 of 4)

eng
/ (ɛŋ) /

noun

phonetics another name for agma

British Dictionary definitions for eng (2 of 4)

ENG

abbreviation for

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

British Dictionary definitions for eng (3 of 4)

eng.

abbreviation for

engineer
engineering

British Dictionary definitions for eng (4 of 4)

Eng.

abbreviation for

England
English
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Medical definitions for eng

ENG

abbr.

electronystagmography
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