the branch of engineering dealing with the design and construction of highways, bridges, tunnels, waterworks, harbors, etc.
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civil engineering - Science Definition
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
The branch of engineering that specializes in the design and construction of structures such as bridges, roads, and dams.
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