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civiliannoun [C]

uk   /sɪˈvɪl.jən/  us   /səˈvɪl.jən/
civilian
adjective uk   us  
The army has been criticized for attacking the unarmed civilian population.
(Definition of civilian from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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civiliannoun [C]

 us   /səˈvɪl·jən/
  • civilian noun [C] (ORDINARY PERSON)

politics & government a person who is not a member of the police, the armed forces, or a fire department: The senator is not the only civilian who would like to ride in a space shuttle.

civilianadjective [not gradable]

 us   /səˈvɪl·jən/
of, relating to, or being a person who is not a member of the police, the armed forces, or a fire department: the civilian population civilian workers/employees
(Definition of civilian from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “civilian”
in Arabic مَدَني…
in Korean 민간의…
in Portuguese civil…
in Catalan civil…
in Japanese 民間人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 平民, 老百姓…
in Turkish sivil, üniformasız kimse…
in Russian штатский, гражданское лицо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 平民, 老百姓…
in Italian civile…
in Polish cywil…
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