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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An engineer trained in the design and construction of public works, such as bridges or dams, and other large facilities.

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  • n. An engineer who is specificallly trained for and/or specialised in civil engineering

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a person skilled in the science of civil engineering.

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  • n. an engineer trained to design and construct and maintain public works (roads or bridges or harbors etc.)

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  • Civil service as seen here. "Engineering is the application of pure science to practical problems. More specifically, engineering is a professional activity that uses imagination, judgement, and intelligence in the application of science, technology, mathematics, and practical experience to design, produce, and operate useful objects or processes that meet the needs and desires of humanity. It is sometimes considered to be synonymous with technology. Professional practitioners of engineering are called engineers.

    Etymology
    It is a myth that engineer originated to describe those who built engines. In fact, the words engine and engineer (as well as ingenious) developed in parallel from the Latin root ingeniosus, meaning "skilled". An engineer is thus a clever, practical, problem solver. The spelling of engineer was later influenced by back-formation from engine. The term later evolved to include all fields where the skills of application of the scientific method are used. In some other languages, such as Arabic, the word for "engineering" also means "geometry"."

    July 16, 2009