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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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