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civils (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly informal) civil engineering
    • 1999 January 7, Ken Welsby, “Re: DLR Do”, in uk.transport.london, Usenet[1], retrieved 2008-07-07:
      The work involves extensive civils and p/w since, the track has to drop from the present embankment level, some 5m above the adjacent road, to the floor level of the new tunnel [the 'cut & cover' section of which, is, I guess, about 10m below it.
    • 2018 May 13, Ian G Batten, “Re:Safety on the railways”, in uk.railway, Usenet[2], retrieved 2008-07-07:
      Our [ISO] 9000 (etc) accreditation extends, so far as I am aware, to cabling, ducting, poling and other civils activities.
    • 2003, Franklin and Andrews (eds), “DC Electrification”, in Spon's Railways Construction Price Book 2nd Edition[3], →ISBN Invalid ISBN, page 79:
      Conreate bases, ducts and minor civils […] bases fir structures, in situ concreate bases, inlcuding holding down bolts and fixings.

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The word is normally plural in construction, and is mostly used in relation to the infrastructure of transport networks and projects, particularly the maintenance of existing structures or the design and construction of new projects.

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civils

  1. plural of civil

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civils

  1. masculine plural of civil

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civils m

  1. plural of civil

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civils m pl

  1. masculine plural of civil

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civils

  1. masculine plural of civil