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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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction of such public works as dams or bridges
BATIER: During October and November of 1973, I started interviewing Bangkok civil engineering firms.
Five years later, by the unhesitating display of the most reckless valor, he had won promotion from first lieutenant to brevet major during the Mexican War; but as he found army life unstimulating in time of peace he had resigned in February 1849, had taught mathematics for five years at Washington College, and then had become professor of mathematics and civil engineering at Davidson College, North Carolina.
On graduating he was appointed to the Ordnance Corps, and served in that department at various arsenals and ordnance depots throughout the country till early in 1861, when he resigned to accept a professorship of mathematics and civil engineering at the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute.