- the process of civilizing or becoming civilized
- the condition of being civilized; social organization of a high order, marked by the development and use of a written language and by advances in the arts and sciences, government, etc.
- the total culture of a particular people, nation, period, etc.
- the countries and peoples considered to have reached a high stage of social and cultural development
- intellectual and cultural refinement
- the amenities, esp. creature comforts of civilized life
Origin of civilizationMedieval Latin civilizatio