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The word engineering is often misused in English. It has come to represent the maintenance technician and the reason for the delay on the train. Yet, most of our society is happy to 'engineer' a situation or 'engineer' our way through a problem. This is a process, a way of working through something positively to achieve the goal. This is when we get closer to what engineering is all about.