Definition of civil engineering noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


civil engineering

BrE BrE//ˌsɪvl endʒɪˈnɪərɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪvl endʒɪˈnɪrɪŋ//
[uncountable] Construction, Structures
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the design, building and repair of roads, bridges, canals, etc.; the study of this as a subject See related entries: Construction, Structures
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: civil engineering