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An engineer trained in the design and construction of public works, such as bridges or dams, and other large facilities.
civil engineering n.
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.
The branch of engineering that specializes in the design and construction of projects such as bridges, roads, and dams.
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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|Noun||1.||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