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civilian

ci·vil·ian

civilian

 
 
pronunciation:
s vIl yn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who is not serving in the military or the police.
In addition to military personnel, many civilians were killed during the bombings.
similar words:
citizen, laic
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of or pertaining to civil life or to civilians; not of the military or police.
He needed time to get used to civilian life again after two years in the army.The civilian population will need to be evacuated from the area.
synonyms:
civil
antonyms:
military
similar words:
civic, nonmilitary, public
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