Civilization Definition

sĭvə-lĭ-zāshən
civilizations
noun
civilizations
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.
Webster's New World
The process of civilizing or becoming civilized.
Webster's New World
The total culture of a particular people, nation, period, etc.
Webster's New World
The countries and peoples considered to have reached a high stage of social and cultural development.
Webster's New World
Intellectual and cultural refinement.
Webster's New World
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pronoun

Collectively, those people of the world considered to have a high standard of behavior and / or a high level of development. Commonly subjectively used by people of one society to exclusively refer to their society, or their elite sub-group, or a few associated societies, implying all others, in time or geography or status, as something less than civilised, as savages or barbarians. cf refinement, elitism, civilised society, the Civilised World.

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Singular:
civilization
Plural:
civilizations

Origin of Civilization

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