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chemical engineering

the science or profession of applying chemistry to industrial processes.
Origin of chemical engineering
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chemical engineer, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for chemical engineering

chemical engineering

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