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Overview of noun civilisation

The noun civilisation has 4 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. civilization, civilisation

(the social process whereby societies achieve an advanced stage of development and organization)

2. culture, civilization, civilisation

(a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization")

3. civilization, civilisation

(a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations); "the people slowly progressed from barbarism to civilization")

4. refinement, civilization, civilisation

(the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste; "a man of intellectual refinement"; "he is remembered for his generosity and civilization") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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