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noun [countable] civilian pronunciation in British English /səˈvɪliən/ 
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  1. 1
    someone who does not belong to the armed forces or the police

    Over 700 civilians died as a direct result of the bombings.

  2. 2
    humorous a term used by famous people, especially actors, to refer to people who are not famous

    The Hollywood star revealed that he was glad he had married a civilian.

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