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2.6: Nature of Engineering Vocabulary

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  • Consultant
    A person who gives professional or expert advice.
    Electronics
    The development and application of devices and systems involving electricity.
    Global economy
    The international spread of trade and commerce across national boundaries with minimal restrictions from governments.
    Microelectronics
    The design, development, and construction of electronic systems from extremely small components.
    Mortality rate
    A measure of the number of deaths in a population during a given time period in general or due to a specific cause.
    Patent
    The exclusive rights granted by a government to an inventor to manufacture, use, or sell an invention for a certain number of years.
    Rapid prototyping (RP)
    The automated construction of physical objects under computer control using specialized equipment.