Definition of “civil engineering” - English Dictionary

“civil engineering” in British English

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(Definition of “civil engineering” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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civil engineeringnoun [ U ]

us /ˈsɪv·əl ˌen·dʒəˈnɪər·ɪŋ/
civil engineer
noun [ C ]

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“civil engineering” in Business English

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civil engineeringnoun [ U ]

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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 career/degree in civil engineering
civil engineer
noun [ C ]

His father worked as a civil engineer, repairing lighthouses.

(Definition of “civil engineering” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)