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civil engineer

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Definition of civil engineer in English:

noun

An engineer who designs and maintains roads, bridges, dams, and similar structures.
Example sentences
  • It concentrates on supplying dedicated software systems to resellers as well as to architects, engineers, construction companies, mechanical engineers, civil engineers and industrial design companies.
  • In the same vein, maybe instead of employing civil engineers to design our bridges, we should just let the public pick a design via auction.
  • Imagine if civil engineers built bridges with the same careless attention to fundamental engineering practices as many software developers.

Derivatives

civil engineering

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noun
Example sentences
  • The use of explosives in civil engineering is common in a large numbers of applications and it remains a critical operation to set up.
  • A difficult problem in civil engineering work exists when the sub-grade is found to be clay.
  • He has a doctorate in civil engineering and does transportation and safety engineering.

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