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civil engineering Field of engineering dealing with large structures and systems. Civil engineers provide facilities for living, industry and transportation, such as roads, bridges, airports, dams, harbours and tunnels.

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civil engineer

civ·il en·gi·neer • n. an engineer who designs and maintains roads, bridges, dams, and similar structures. DERIVATIVES: civ·il en·gi·neer·ing n.

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civil engineering

civil engineering: see engineering.

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