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civilization

noun

1 civilization

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.

synonym: civilisation.

Roget 852: fashion, style, ton, bon ton, society; good society, polite society; monde [Fr.]; drawing-room, civilized life, civilization, town, beau monde [Fr.], high life, ... show more

Roget 894: courtesy; respect etc. 928; good manners, good behavior, good breeding; manners; politeness etc. adj.; bienseance, urbanity, ... show more

Dutch: beschaving, civilisatie



2 civilization

The social process whereby societies achieve an advanced stage of development and organization.

synonym: civilisation.

Dutch: bewoonde wereld, civilisatie
Polish: cywilizacja

3 civilization

A particular society at a particular time and place:
— Early Mayan civilization.

synonyms: civilisation, culture.

Roget 658: improvement; amelioration, melioration; betterment; mend, amendment, emendation; mending etc. v.; advancement; advance etc. (progress) ... show more

Dutch: beschaving, civilisatie, cultuur, ontwikkelingsniveau
Polish: kultura

4 civilization

The quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste:
— He is remembered for his generosity and civilization.

synonyms: civilisation, refinement.

Polish: finezja, subtelność, wyrafinowanie


Moby thesaurus: acculturation, civility, complex, cultivation, cultural drift, culture, culture area, culture center, culture complex, culture conflict, culture contact, culture pattern, culture trait, customs, edification, education, enculturation, enlightenment, ethos, folkways ... show more.

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