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English definition of “civil engineering”

civil engineering

noun [U]    
the work of designing , building , and repairing large public structures such as roads , bridges , water systems , and airports : In civil engineering , a major component of functionality is safety : civil structures are meant to be used by large numbers of people , with near-perfect safety . a civil engineering business / company / firm a career / degree in civil engineering
civil engineer noun [C]
(Definition of civil engineering noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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