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Civilisation vs. Civilization

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  • Civilisation (noun)

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

  • Civilization (noun)

    An 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."

  • Civilization (noun)

    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."

  • Civilization (noun)

    The act or process of civilizing or becoming civilized.

    "The teacher's civilization of the child was no easy task."

  • Civilization (noun)

    The state or quality of being civilized.

    "He was a man of great civilization."

  • Civilization (noun)

    The act of rendering a criminal process civil.

  • Civilization (proper 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

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  • Civilisation (noun)

    the social process whereby societies achieve civilization

  • Civilisation (noun)

    a particular society at a particular time and place;

    "early Mayan civilization"

  • Civilisation (noun)

    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"

  • Civilisation (noun)

    the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste;

    "a man of intellectual refinement"

    "he is remembered for his generosity and civilization"

  • Civilization (noun)

    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"

  • Civilization (noun)

    the social process whereby societies achieve civilization

  • Civilization (noun)

    a particular society at a particular time and place;

    "early Mayan civilization"

  • Civilization (noun)

    the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste;

    "a man of intellectual refinement"

    "he is remembered for his generosity and civilization"

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