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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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pleistocene

Engineering; Coastal engineering

An epoch of the Quaternary Period characterized by several glacial ages.

wave rose

Engineering; Coastal engineering

Diagram showing the long-term distribution of wave height and direction.

abrasion

Engineering; Coastal engineering

The mechanical wearing away by rock material transported by wind or water

abrasion platform

Engineering; Coastal engineering

A rock or clay platform which has been worn by the processes of abrasion.

wave age

Engineering; Coastal engineering

The ratio of wave velocity to wind velocity (in wave forecasting theory).

braided river

Engineering; Coastal engineering

A river type with multiple channels separated by shoals, bars and islands

delta plain

Engineering; Coastal engineering

The nearly-level surface composing the landward portion of a large delta.