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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.
Translations of “civil engineering”
in Chinese (Traditional) 土木工程(學)…
in Russian гражданское строительство…
in Turkish inşaat mühendisi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 土木工程(学)…
in Polish budownictwo (lądowe)…
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