civil engineering

  1. the work or profession of a civil engineer. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use civil engineering in a sentence

  • civil engineering and political economy are the only optional studies with the women.

  • civil engineering is a profession which keeps its followers pretty well out in the open.

    Opportunities in Engineering | Charles M. Horton
  • After completing the course of the Boston High School, he turned his attention to civil engineering and architecture.

    Heroes of To-Day | Mary R. Parkman
  • At the time of the erection of the Eddystone lighthouse civil engineering was greatly in advance of practical optics.

  • Course of mathematics and physical sciences greatly extended, with practical application to civil engineering.

Scientific definitions for civil engineering

civil engineering

[ sĭvəl ]

  1. The branch of engineering that specializes in the design and construction of structures such as bridges, roads, and dams.

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