, soil is deﬁned as the uncemented aggregate of mineral grains and decayed organic matter (solid particles) with liquid and gas in the empty spaces between the solid particles
Branch of science that deals with the study of the physical properties of soil and the behavior of soil masses subjected to various types of forces.
the sub-discipline of civil engineering that involves natural materials found close to the surface of the earth. It includes the application of the principles of soil mechanics and rock mechanics to the design of foundations, retaining structures, and earth structures.
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