civil engineering

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noun

the work or profession of a civil engineer.

Nearby words

  1. civil death,
  2. civil defence,
  3. civil defense,
  4. civil disobedience,
  5. civil engineer,
  6. civil law,
  7. civil libertarian,
  8. civil liberties,
  9. civil liberty,
  10. civil list

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Examples 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


Science 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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