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The discipline, art, skill and profession of applying scientific knowledge and principles to the design and manufacturing of machines, structures, devices, systems, materials and processes.

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A condition in which free (atmospheric) or dissolved oxygen is present in water. The opposite of anaerobic.


Engineering; Civil engineering

Inclination from the vertical. A pile driven at an angle to widen the area of support and to resist thrust.


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A drying agent which is capable of removing or absorbing moisture from the atmosphere in a small enclosure.


Engineering; Civil engineering

The process of drying out. A process used to thoroughly dry air; to remove virtually all moisture from air.

design water level

Engineering; Civil engineering

The maximum water elevation, including the flood surcharge, that a dam is designed to be able to withstand.

ground water recharge

Engineering; Civil engineering

The flow to ground water storage from precipitation, inflitration from streams, and other sources of water.


Engineering; Civil engineering

A natural or planned barrier of trees or shrubs to reduce erosion and provide shelter from winds or storms.