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Definitions

from The American Heritage® 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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Examples

  • So Peter, whose New York acquaintances were limited to Watts and four other collegians, the Pierces and their fashionables, and a civil engineer originally from his native town, had decided that the way to go about it was to get an office, hang up a sign, and wait for clients.

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  • The daring civil engineer has followed the river in its manderings, and contended with cliff and boulder until he has made

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  • An Iraqi defector Adnan Ihsan Saeed al-Haideri who described himself as a civil engineer said he personally worked on renovations of secret facilities for biological, chemical and nuclear weapons in underground wells, private villas and under the Saddam Hussein Hospital in Baghdad as recently as a year ago….

    Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq

  • Encouraged by a civil engineer named Bassett, who had taken a fancy to him, he put in bids for a small contract on the Cumberland Road, known as the "National Road," which was then being extended west from the Ohio River.

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  • Dick Ewell had with him a young acting assistant adjutant general named Fitzhugh Lee, and also a stalwart colonel of the fine 5th Alabama, a soldierly figure with sandy mustache and penetrating eyes, Robert E. Rodes, who had been a teacher and a civil engineer in railway employ.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Where a human civil engineer would be looking for ways to drain a swamp to get some buildable land, a Zenobian looks for ways to drown a desert.

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  • The 30-year-old civil engineer allegedly told interrogators he came from Pakistan's northwestern province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where Taliban and Islamist militants have a presence, and had been scheduled to travel to Muscat by Thai Airways.

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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