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electrical engineering

noun
1.
the branch of engineering that deals with the practical application of the theory of electricity to the construction of machinery, power supplies, etc.
Origin of electrical engineering
1880-1885
1880-85
Related forms
electrical engineer, noun
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  • Accordingly, in electrical engineering, the first principle to be grasped is that of energy.

  • He continued in electrical engineering in Paris until 1884, when he came to the United States.

  • So, month after month, year after year, he struggled away with his correspondence course in electrical engineering.

    Analyzing Character Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  • electrical engineering is, as its name implies, a profession embracing all construction whose basis is the electrical current.

    Opportunities in Engineering Charles M. Horton
  • If there is one thing modern Germany is proud and jealous of, it is her leadership in electrical engineering and investigation.

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  • He began at once with correspondence courses in mechanical and electrical engineering.

    Analyzing Character Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  • Victoria, within six months, noticed three starts on the part of one of the boys; French, book-keeping and electrical engineering.

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British Dictionary definitions for electrical engineering

electrical engineering

noun
1.
the branch of engineering concerned with the practical applications of electricity
Derived Forms
electrical engineer, noun
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electrical engineering in Science
electrical engineering  
The branch of engineering that specializes in the design, construction, and practical uses of electrical systems.
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