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English definition of “civil engineering”

civil engineering

noun [U] uk   us  
the planning and building of things not used for religious or military purposes, such as roads, bridges, and public buildings
civil engineer
noun [C] uk   us  
someone whose job is to plan and build public buildings, roads, bridges, etc.
(Definition of civil engineering from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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