Civil-engineering meaning

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The branch of engineering dealing with the design and construction of highways, bridges, tunnels, waterworks, harbors, etc.
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The branch of engineering that specializes in the design and construction of structures such as bridges, roads, and dams.
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The technical design and construction of public works (buildings, roads, harbors, public greens ...) and/or technically equivalent private (usually corporate) ones.
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Origin of civil-engineering

  • civil (from Latin civilis, from cives 'citizen' + -ilis '-il(ian)') + the present participle of to engineer

    From Wiktionary