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Meaning of "civilian" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CIVILIAN

(Originally: a practitioner of civil law): from civile (from the Latin phrase jūs cīvīle civil law) + -ian.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CIVILIAN

civilian  [sɪˈvɪljən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CIVILIAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Civilian is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CIVILIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

civilian

Civilian

A civilian under the laws of war is a person who is not a member of his or her country's armed forces or militias. Civilians are distinct from combatants. They are considered non-combatants and are afforded a degree of legal protection from the effects of war and military occupation. In U.S. parlance, a civilian is also considered one not on active duty in the armed services or not on a police or firefighting force.

Definition of civilian in the English dictionary

The definition of civilian in the dictionary is a person whose primary occupation is civil or nonmilitary.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CIVILIAN


alien
ˈeɪljən
billion
ˈbɪljən
Brazilian
brəˈzɪljən
carillon
kəˈrɪljən
Castilian
kæˈstɪljən
cotillon
kəˈtɪljən
gazillion
ɡəˈzɪljən
jillion
ˈdʒɪljən
million
ˈmɪljən
multibillion
ˈmʌltɪˈbɪljən
multimillion
ˈmʌltɪˈmɪljən
pavilion
pəˈvɪljən
pillion
ˈpɪljən
postillion
pɒˈstɪljən
quintillion
kwɪnˈtɪljən
tourbillion
tʊəˈbɪljən
trillion
ˈtrɪljən
vermilion
vəˈmɪljən
vermillion
vəˈmɪljən
zillion
ˈzɪljən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CIVILIAN

civil year
civilianise
civilianization
civilianize
civilisable
civilisation
civilisational
civilise
civilised
civiliser
civilist
civilities
civility
civilizable
civilization
civilizational
civilize
civilized
civilizer
civilizing

WORDS THAT END LIKE CIVILIAN

Australian
Azilian
Basilian
bilian
caecilian
crocodilian
exilian
Ismailian
Italian
lacertilian
Maximilian
perfectibilian
postexilian
pre-exilian
reptilian
Sicilian
Swahilian
Vergilian
vespertilian
Virgilian

Synonyms and antonyms of civilian in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «civilian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CIVILIAN

Find out the translation of civilian to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of civilian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «civilian» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

民间的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

civil
570 millions of speakers

English

civilian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

असैनिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَدَنِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

штатский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

civil
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অসামরিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

civil
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Awam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zivil
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

民間の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

민간의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sipil
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc thường dân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிவிலியன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मुलकी अधिकारी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sivil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

civile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cywilny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

цивільний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

civil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πολίτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

burgerlike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

civil
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sivil
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of civilian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CIVILIAN»

The term «civilian» is very widely used and occupies the 16.580 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CIVILIAN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «civilian» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «civilian» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about civilian

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10 QUOTES WITH «CIVILIAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word civilian.
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John Abizaid
I think you also understand that one of the key things that's got to be done in Iraq is to build a mentality of understanding that the military needs to be subordinate to civilian control and respectful of its own people.
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Bill Alexander
The International Brigades and the British volunteers were, numerically, only a small part of the Republican forces, but nearly all had accepted the need for organization and order in civilian life.
3
Yehuda Amichai
I try to stay a civilian, to live as a human, not as a poet.
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James F. Amos
All Marines, sailors and civilian Marines, regardless of sexual orientation, are Marines first. Every Marine is a valued member of our war-fighting team.
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Joe Barton
No one in the United States has become seriously ill or has died because of any kind of accident at a civilian nuclear power plant.
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Joe Barton
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is continually reviewing its safety plan for the 100-plus operating civilian nuclear reactors in the United States. And when those plants were put into operation, they were required to have double and triple redundant safety systems.
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Brian Blessed
I'm a fully trained cosmonaut and have completed 800 hours training, which has made me the No. 1 civilian reserve ready to visit the International Space Station. I am determined to go up, and I want to explore the Moon, Mars and beyond!
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John O. Brennan
Unfortunately, in war, there are casualties, including among the civilian population.
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John O. Brennan
Al-Qa'ida does not follow a traditional command structure, wear uniforms, carry its arms openly, or mass its troops at the borders of the nations it attacks. Nonetheless, it possesses the demonstrated capability to strike with little notice and cause significant civilian or military casualties.
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Steve Buyer
For those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we are grateful that such men and women were among us. For those who continue to serve, we honor their commitment. For those who return to civilian life, we honor their service.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CIVILIAN»

Discover the use of civilian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to civilian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Military-civilian Interactions: Humanitarian Crises and the ...
Updated to include discussion of Afghanistan & Iraq, this text explores the recent history of military-civilian interaction in the context of international military intervention, & develops a framework for assessing military costs against ...
Thomas George Weiss, 2005
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Germany as a Civilian Power?: The Foreign Policy of the ...
This text examines German foreign policy during the 1990s, ranging from policies towards nuclear weapons and the use of force to European integration, from Human Rights policies to German participation in NATO's war in Kosovo.
Sebastian Harnisch, Hanns Maull, 2001
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Civilian Oversight of Policing: Governance, Democracy, and ...
More and more countries are experimenting with different forms of police accountability and many are turning to civilian oversight bodies in an attempt to improve the process.This book examines recent experiences with, and prospects for, ...
Andrew John Goldsmith, Colleen Lewis, 2000
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Civilian Control of the Military: The Changing Security ...
"Power and Military Effectiveness is an instructive reassessment of the increasingly popular belief that military success is one of democracy's many virtues.
Michael C. Desch, 2001
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Half the Battle: Civilian Morale in Britain During the ...
This book will give students of the Second World War new insights into how and why ordinary people coped with the intolerable"--Publisher's description.
Robert Mackay, 2002
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Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful ...
The information in this book will enhance the odds of hitting that target. This book is divided into eight sections, covering matters in roughly the same order that they occur in the military-to-civilian transition process.
Tom Wolfe, 2011
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Civilian Control of the Military: Theory and Cases from ...
En række afhandlinger om civil kontrol med militæret med dels teori og dels eksempler fortrinsvis fra udviklingslande.
Claude Emerson Welch, 1976
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Nature's New Deal : The Civilian Conservation Corps and the ...
The Great Depression coincided with a wave of natural disasters, including the Dust Bowl and devastating floods of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.
Newark Neil M. Maher New Jersey Institute of Technology--Rutgers University, 2007
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Political Gain and Civilian Pain: Humanitarian Impacts of ...
In the first book of its kind, humanitarian aid experts discuss whether sanctions have any effect in modifying aberrant regimes' behaviour patterns using case study material from South Africa, Iraq, the former Yugoslavia and Haiti.
Thomas George Weiss, 1997
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The Civilian Conservation Corps: In and Around the Black Hills
Although this volume is set in South Dakota, the photos are representative of camps and men from all over the nation who served in the CCCs.
Peggy Sanders, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CIVILIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term civilian is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mid-Air Collision Raises Safety Concerns Of Military And Civilian
While it is too early to speculate on why the accident occurred, civilian aircraft, especially general aviation, operating in the same airspace as ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
2
Yemen: amid 'massive' humanitarian crisis, UN reports civilian death …
“Since 17 June, there has been further destruction of civilian infrastructure, with at least 36 buildings, including hospitals, schools, court houses, ... «UN News Centre, Jul 15»
3
Army Plans to Cut 40K Troops, Lay Off 17K Civilian Employees Over …
The move, which will have both domestic and foreign policy impacts, will be supplemented by layoffs of 17,000 Army civilian employees. «Washington Free Beacon, Jul 15»
4
South Sudan: UN Mission deplores killing of civilian in Organization …
Peacekeepers of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMISS) man a guard post overlooking a POC (Protection of Civilians) site in Juba. UN Photo/JC ... «UN News Centre, Jul 15»
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Military Jet And Civilian Airplane Crash In South Carolina
Two people aboard a civilian airplane were killed after it collided with an F-16, the NTSB told BuzzFeed News. The F-16 pilot, Maj. «BuzzFeed News, Jul 15»
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UNHCR calls for respect for civilian life as rocket attack kills 12 …
UNHCR is renewing its call for parties to the conflict in Yemen to respect civilian life following a weekend rocket attack on a kindergarten in ... «UNHCR, Jul 15»
7
Veteran New York Police sergeant accused of throwing semen at …
A veteran New York Police Department sergeant is being investigated after he allegedly splashed his civilian colleague with his own semen as ... «International Business Times UK, Jul 15»
8
Council Approves Pinch Moratorium, Delays Vote On Civilian Police …
Memphis City Council members approved a 120-day moratorium Tuesday, July 7, on new building permits in the Pinch district as they also ... «Memphis Daily News, Jul 15»
9
Civilian employee aboard Camp Johnson dies after workplace injury
Officials say a civilian employee working aboard Camp Johnson died Monday. The male employee, who remains unnamed pending family ... «Jacksonville Daily News, Jul 15»
10
China's Civilian Drone Export Rises, Reaches 750M Yuan
For the first five months of this year, China has already exported 160,000 units of civilian drones worth 750 million yuan. The statistic is 69 and ... «Yibada, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Civilian [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/civilian>. Jul 2020 ».
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