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civil en·gi·neer·ing

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  1. civil engineeringnoun

    the branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction of such public works as dams or bridges


  1. civil engineeringnoun

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

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


  1. Civil Engineering

    Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline after military engineering, and it was defined to distinguish non-military engineering from military engineering. It is traditionally broken into several sub-disciplines including environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, geophysics, geodesy, control engineering, structural engineering, biomechanics, nanotechnology, transportation engineering, earth science, atmospheric sciences, forensic engineering, municipal or urban engineering, water resources engineering, materials engineering, coastal engineering, surveying, and construction engineering. Civil engineering takes place on all levels: in the public sector from municipal through to national governments, and in the private sector from individual homeowners through to international companies.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of civil engineering in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of civil engineering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of civil engineering in a Sentence

  1. Alex Wurz:

    If it's from scratch and they don't have any roads down, they would need to be very advanced with not only their detailed planning but also tendering to find the correct contractors to build the place, in a crash program for the civil engineering you could maybe manage in six to nine months but that's pretty magic.

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  • هندسة مدنيةArabic
  • stavební inženýrstvíCzech
  • Bauingenieurwesen, BauwesenGerman
  • ingeniero civilSpanish
  • مهندسی عمرانPersian
  • rakennussuunnittelu, rakennustekniikka, rakentaminenFinnish
  • génie civilFrench
  • असैनिक अभियंत्रणHindi
  • הנדסה אזרחיתHebrew
  • 土木工学Japanese
  • អសេនិកវិស្វកម្ម, វិស្វកម្មស៊ីវិលKhmer
  • 토목공학, 土木工學Korean
  • civilis engineeringLatin
  • burgerlijke bouwkunde, civiele techniekDutch
  • AnleggsteknikkNorwegian
  • гражданское строительство, строительная инженерия, граRussian
  • civilingenjSwedish
  • inşaat mühendisliğiTurkish

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