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An engineer is a person professionally engaged in a field of engineering. Engineers are concerned with developing economical and safe solutions to practical problems, by applying mathematics and scientific knowledge while considering technical constraints. As such, the work of engineers is the link between perceived needs of society and commercial applications. Some consider this profession to be the link between art and science.

Etymology

From Middle English engineour, from Old French engigneor, from Medieval Latin ingeniarius, from ingenium (“an engine”), from in (“in”) + gignere (“to beget, produce”), Old Latin genere; see ingenious. Or from engine +‎ -eer.

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