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English definition of “civil engineering”

civil engineering

noun [U]    
the planning and building of things not used for religious or military purposes, such as roads, bridges, and public buildingsCivil engineering in general civil engineer     noun [C] someone whose job is to plan and build public buildings, roads, bridges, etc.Civil engineering in generalConstruction work and workers
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