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The level of equipment and manning laid down for a military unit in wartime.


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A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

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...and devices. Derived from the Latin ingenium meaning ‘invention’, the engineering disciplines that we know today originated from military engineering that involved machines of war. Civil engineering was therefore the first engineering discipline to be identified for the design of structures such as bridges, buildings, and roads for civilian and non-military purposes. The establishment of mechanical engineering was also to follow in the early nineteenth century. The discipline of chemical engineering was developed during the Industrial Revolution through the...