civil engineering

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Etymology[edit]

civil (from Latin civilis, from cives 'citizen' + -ilis '-il(ian)') + the present participle of to engineer

Noun[edit]

civil engineering (uncountable)

  1. The technical design and construction of public works (buildings, roads, harbors, public greens ...) and/or technically equivalent private (usually corporate) ones

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  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967