chemical engineering

noun
the science or profession of applying chemistry to industrial processes.

Origin:
1900–05

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

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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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