Meaning of civics in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɪvɪks/

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plural noun

mainly British usually treated as singular
  • The study of the rights and duties of citizenship.

    ‘But that can't be true, because they've given $35 million ‘for values, civics and citizenship education in our schools’.’
    • ‘Emphasis is on civics and citizenship elements, although the kit also supports activities in science, art and English.’
    • ‘Thus a clash is inevitable between what we can term the social studies view of civics and the popular view.’
    • ‘Putting aside the questions of whether English, history, and civics are important requirements for a new U.S. citizen to have, the announced goals for the new test sound reasonable.’
    • ‘History, mathematics, literature and civics are defensible as tools of the productive work force.’
    • ‘For example, the curriculum will tend to neglect such non-testable subjects as art, music, civics, history.’
    • ‘Rather, the point is simply to suggest that current curricular offerings in the area of civics and politics are not well-suited to broaden and deepen the significance students attach to citizenship and political engagement.’
    • ‘That can be used in secondary schools as part of a social studies course and civics programme.’
    • ‘The heads of department are supposed to hold such meetings on a regular basis and so the meetings on the issues of culture, physical education, civics and history were held.’
    • ‘Impressed and delighted by her attitude, the judge invited her into his chambers where he quizzed her about American history and civics for half an hour.’
    • ‘We were taught the symbolism of the orb and sceptre, a simultaneous lesson in civics and history.’
    • ‘Similarly, conflicts in the social sciences - including history, civics, government, economics, and so on - also capture attention, arouse concern, and stir emotion.’
    • ‘A keen interest in politics, civics, and social affairs kept her mind active until the end of her life.’
    • ‘Then she would look at his other work, in civics and history, and her brow would clear.’
    • ‘Do you think that folks are getting a lesson in civics or seeing the underside of politics?’
    • ‘This is not good journalism, good civics or a good use of time.’
    • ‘In classrooms students do courses in theory, English, maths, civics and religion.’
    • ‘The most egregious propaganda was in history and civics books.’
    • ‘This no doubt is because of the strong enmity among residents over the history and civics textbooks edited by the society.’
    • ‘That's why I'm going to ask you to look at commerce, communications, civics, and community as if they are all part of the same system - an ecology, really, of interdependent activities and needs.’
    political science, civics, statecraft, statesmanship