civils

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Noun[edit]

civils (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly informal) civil engineering
    • 1999 January 7, Ken Welsby, “Re: DLR Do”, in uk.transport.london, Usenet[1], retrieved 2008-07-07:
      The work involves extensive civils and p/w since, the track has to drop from the present embankment level, some 5m above the adjacent road, to the floor level of the new tunnel [the 'cut & cover' section of which, is, I guess, about 10m below it.
    • 2002 May 13, Ian G Batten, “Re:Safety on the railways”, in uk.railway, Usenet[2], retrieved 2008-07-07:
      Our [ISO] 9000 (etc) accreditation extends, so far as I am aware, to cabling, ducting, poling and other civils activities.
    • 2003, “DC Electrification”, in Franklin + Andrews Ltd, editor, Spon's Railways Construction Price Book 2nd Edition[3], →ISBN, page 79:
      Conreate bases, ducts and minor civils […] bases for structures, in situ concrete bases, including holding down bolts and fixings.

Usage notes[edit]

The word is normally plural in construction, and is mostly used in relation to the infrastructure of transport networks and projects, particularly the maintenance of existing structures or the design and construction of new projects.

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Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

civils

  1. plural of civil

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

civils

  1. masculine plural of civil

Noun[edit]

civils m

  1. plural of civil

Norman[edit]

Adjective[edit]

civils m pl

  1. masculine plural of civil

Occitan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

civils

  1. masculine plural of civil