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- n. 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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- adj. See under Engineering.
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- n. the branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction of such public works as dams or bridges
civil (from Latin civilis, from cives 'citizen' + -ilis '-il(ian)') + the present participle of to engineer (Wiktionary)