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civilisation meaning and definition

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Definition of civilisation (noun)

  1. the social process whereby societies achieve an advanced stage of development and organization
  2. a particular society at a particular time and place
  3. 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"
    • synonyms: civilization
  4. the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste
    • "a man of intellectual refinement"; "he is remembered for his generosity and civilization"
    • synonyms: civilization, refinement
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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