civil engineering


noun

the work or profession of a civil engineer.

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Example sentences from the Web for civil engineering

  • Civil-engineering is what I think I should like better than anything else in the world!

    Campmates|Kirk Munroe
  • Here is your font, not at all of Saint John, but of profane and civil-engineering John.

    Val d'Arno|John Ruskin

Scientific definitions for civil engineering

civil engineering
[ sĭvəl ]

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