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civilian

noun [C]  us   /səˈvɪl·jən/

civilian noun [C] (ORDINARY PERSON)

politics & government a person who is not a member of the police, the armed forces, or a fire department: The senator is not the only civilian who would like to ride in a space shuttle.

civilian

adjective [not gradable]  us   /səˈvɪl·jən/

civilian adjective [not gradable] (ORDINARY)

of, relating to, or being a person who is not a member of the police, the armed forces, or a fire department: the civilian population civilian workers/employees
Translations of “civilian”
in Korean 민간의…
in Arabic مَدَني…
in Portuguese civil…
in Catalan civil…
in Japanese 民間人…
in Italian civile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 平民, 老百姓…
in Russian штатский, гражданское лицо…
in Turkish sivil, üniformasız kimse…
in Chinese (Simplified) 平民, 老百姓…
in Polish cywil…
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