Definition of Civilization
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the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste
"a man of intellectual refinement"
"he is remembered for his generosity and civilization"
a particular society at a particular time and place
"early Mayan civilization"
the social process whereby societies achieve an advanced stage of development and organization
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"