Meaning of “civics” in the English Dictionary


"civics" in English

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civicsnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsɪv.ɪks/ us /ˈsɪv.ɪks/ mainly US

Examples from literature

  • Current events should be studied in all history or civics courses. 
  • Every high school should require the study of local civics or local industries. 
  • He found it somewhat difficult to see what was to be the practical outcome of civics if studied in the way proposed. 
  • Spelling, reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, history, grammar, civics and physiology are the subjects usually taught. 
  • This is an introductory lesson in civics, in which the aim is to make the pupils familiar with the duties, qualifications, salary, and importance of the postmaster. 

(Definition of “civics” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"civics" in American English

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civicsnoun [ U ]

us /ˈsɪv·ɪks/

social studies the study of the rights and duties of citizens

(Definition of “civics” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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