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Civilisation vs. Civilization

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Civilisationnoun

alternative spelling of civilization|from=UK|from2=Ireland|from3=Australia|from4=New Zealand|from5=South Africa

Civilizationnoun

An organized culture encompassing many communities, often on the scale of a nation or a people; a stage or system of social, political, or technical development.

‘the Aztec civilization’; ‘Western civilization’; ‘Modern civilization is a product of industrialization and globalization.’;

Civilisationnoun

the social process whereby societies achieve civilization

Civilizationnoun

(uncountable) Human society, particularly civil society.

‘A hermit doesn't much care for civilization.’; ‘I'm glad to be back in civilization after a day with that rowdy family.’;

Civilisationnoun

a particular society at a particular time and place;

‘early Mayan civilization’;

Civilizationnoun

The act or process of civilizing or becoming civilized.

‘The teacher's civilization of the child was no easy task.’;

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Civilisationnoun

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’;

Civilizationnoun

The state or quality of being civilized.

‘He was a man of great civilization.’;

Civilisationnoun

the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste;

‘a man of intellectual refinement’; ‘he is remembered for his generosity and civilization’;

Civilizationnoun

(obsolete) The act of rendering a criminal process civil.

Civilizationproper noun

Collectively, those people of the world considered to have a high standard of behavior and / or a high level of development. Commonly subjectively used by people of one society to exclusively refer to their society, or their elite sub-group, or a few associated societies, implying all others, in time or geography or status, as something less than civilised, as savages or barbarians. cf refinement, elitism, civilised society, the Civilised World

Civilizationnoun

The act of civilizing, or the state of being civilized; national culture; refinement.

‘Our manners, our civilization, and all the good things connected with manners, and with civilization, have, in this European world of ours, depended for ages upon two principles - . . . the spirit of a gentleman, and spirit of religion.’;

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Civilizationnoun

Rendering a criminal process civil.

Civilizationnoun

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’;

Civilizationnoun

the social process whereby societies achieve civilization

Civilizationnoun

a particular society at a particular time and place;

‘early Mayan civilization’;

Civilizationnoun

the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste;

‘a man of intellectual refinement’; ‘he is remembered for his generosity and civilization’;

Civilization

A civilization (or civilisation) is a complex society that is characterized by urban development, social stratification, a form of government, and symbolic systems of communication (such as writing).Civilizations are intimately associated with and often further defined by other socio-politico-economic characteristics, such as centralization, the domestication of both humans and other organisms, specialization of labour, culturally-ingrained ideologies of progress and supremacism, monumental architecture, taxation, societal dependence upon farming and expansionism.Historically, has often been understood as a larger and culture, in implied contrast to smaller, supposedly primitive cultures. In this broad sense, a civilization contrasts with non-centralized tribal societies, including the cultures of nomadic pastoralists, Neolithic societies or hunter-gatherers; however, sometimes it also contrasts with the cultures found within civilizations themselves.

‘a civilization’; ‘more advanced’;

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