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Engineer vs. Architect

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Engineernoun

A person who is qualified or professionally engaged in any branch of engineering.

Architectnoun

A professional who designs buildings or other structures, or who prepares plans and superintends construction.

‘Plato made the causes of things to be matter, ideas, and an efficient architect.’;

Engineernoun

(Philippines) A title given to an engineer.

Architectnoun

A person who plans, devises or contrives the achievement of a desired result.

‘Peisistratus was the first architect of the Iliad and the Odyssey.’;

Engineernoun

A person who controls motion of substance (such as a locomotive). Rail transportation

Architectnoun

(Philippines) A title given to architects. Usually capitalized or abbreviated as Arch./Ar. before the person's name.

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Engineernoun

(nautical) A person employed in the engine room of a ship.

Architectverb

(transitive) To design, plan, or orchestrate.

‘He architected the military coup against the government.’;

Engineerverb

(transitive) To design, construct or manage something as an engineer.

Architectnoun

A person skilled in the art of building; one who understands architecture, or makes it his occupation to form plans and designs of buildings, and to superintend the artificers employed.

Engineerverb

(transitive) To alter or construct something by means of genetic engineering.

Architectnoun

A contriver, designer, or maker.

‘The architects of their own happiness.’; ‘A French woman is a perfect architect in dress.’;

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Engineerverb

(transitive) To plan or achieve some goal by contrivance or guile; to wangle or finagle.

Architectnoun

someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)

Engineerverb

(transitive) To control motion of substance; to change motion.

Architect

An architect is a person who plans, designs and oversees the construction of buildings. To practice architecture means to provide services in connection with the design of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings that have human occupancy or use as their principal purpose.

Engineerverb

To work as an engineer.

Engineernoun

A person skilled in the principles and practice of any branch of engineering; as, a civil engineer; an electronic engineer; a chemical engineer. See under Engineering, n.

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Engineernoun

One who manages as engine, particularly a steam engine; an engine driver.

Engineernoun

One who carries through an enterprise by skillful or artful contrivance; an efficient manager.

Engineerverb

To lay out or construct, as an engineer; to perform the work of an engineer on; as, to engineer a road.

Engineerverb

To use contrivance and effort for; to guide the course of; to manage; as, to engineer a bill through Congress.

Engineernoun

a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems

Engineernoun

the operator of a railway locomotive

Engineerverb

design as an engineer;

‘He engineered the water supply project’;

Engineerverb

plan and direct (a complex undertaking);

‘he masterminded the robbery’;

Engineer

Engineers, as practitioners of engineering, are professionals who invent, design, analyze, build and test machines, complex systems, structures, gadgets and materials to fulfill functional objectives and requirements while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety and cost. The word engineer (Latin ingeniator) is derived from the Latin words ingeniare () and ingenium ().

‘to create, generate, contrive, devise’; ‘cleverness’;

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