civil engineering

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civil engineer

An engineer trained in the design and construction of public works, such as bridges or dams, and other large facilities.

civil engineering n.

civ′il engineer′ing

the applied science of the design of public works, as roads, bridges, dams, harbors, etc., and the supervision of their construction or maintenance.
civ′il engineer′, n.

civ·il engineering

The branch of engineering that specializes in the design and construction of projects such as bridges, roads, and dams.

civil engineering

Those combat support and combat service support activities that identify, design, construct, lease, or provide facilities, and which operate, maintain, and perform war damage repair and other engineering functions in support of military operations. See also civil engineering support plan; combat service support; combat support.
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Noun1.civil engineering - the branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction of such public works as dams or bridges
applied science, engineering science, technology, engineering - the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"
hydraulic engineering - the branch of civil engineering dealing with the use and control of water in motion
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After a couple of years of active duty, I went back home to a civilian engineering job.
The Post said he told investigators from the International Atomic Energy Agency that he thought his work was limited to assisting civilian engineering projects.
Cuttino began his career as a civilian engineering contractor to the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC.
He added that the PRT is a civilian engineering team that is working by virtue of a contract signed between the U.

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