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Overview of noun civilization

The noun civilization has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (17) 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")

2. civilization, civilisation

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

3. culture, civilization, civilisation

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