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civil engineering

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Civil
civil engineeringˌcivil engiˈneering noun [uncountable]  TECthe planning, building, and repair of roads, bridges, large buildings etccivil engineer noun [countable]
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civil engineeringWhat particularly intrigues him is the board promoting Banks, the West Cornforth based mining and civil engineering group.At the age of twenty-four he began an apprenticeship with Stothert & Company of Bath, civil engineering contractors.There where hot plates for breakfasts, refrigerators for drinks, and ironing boards civil engineering.Robots for civil engineering will be worth £23 million by the same year, the association calculates.This political dimension may make the massive civil engineering work even more hazardous.But his principal contribution was in the field of civil engineering, as a builder of road and railway bridges.No school of architecture or civil engineering wants to study or teach about building with earth.He felt that civil engineering was unladylike, that she should become a solicitor or an accountant.
From Longman Business Dictionarycivil engineeringˌcivil engiˈneeringMANUFACTURING the design, building, and repair of roads, bridges, large buildings etcthe world’s biggest civil engineering project engineering
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