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civil engineeringnoun [U]

 us   /ˈsɪv·əl ˌen·dʒəˈnɪər·ɪŋ/
the ​planning and ​building of ​publicroads, ​bridges, and ​buildings
civil engineer
noun [C]
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Definition of "civil engineering" - British English Dictionary

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civil engineeringnoun [U]

uk   us  
the ​planning and ​building of things not used for ​religious or ​militarypurposes, such as ​roads, ​bridges, and ​publicbuildings
civil engineer
noun [C] uk   us  
someone whose ​job is to ​plan and ​buildpublicbuildings, ​roads, ​bridges, etc.
(Definition of civil engineering from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "civil engineering" - Business English Dictionary

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civil engineeringnoun [U]

uk   us  
the ​work of ​designing, ​building, and ​repairing large ​publicstructures such as roads, bridges, water ​systems, and ​airports: In ​civilengineering, a ​majorcomponent of ​functionality is ​safety: ​civilstructures are ​meant to be used by large ​numbers of ​people, with near-perfect ​safety. a civilengineeringbusiness/​company/​firm a career/degree in ​civilengineering
civil engineer
noun [C]
His father ​worked as a ​civilengineer, ​repairing lighthouses.
(Definition of civil engineering from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “civil engineering”
in Chinese (Simplified) 土木工程(学)…
in Turkish inşaat mühendisi…
in Russian гражданское строительство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 土木工程(學)…
in Polish budownictwo (lądowe)…
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