Definition of 'civilization'
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Discover the history and culture of civilizations ancient and modern. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Or was it a means by which classical civilization was rescued from extinction? The Times Literary Supplement (2014)The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons. The Prisons We Deserve (1994) People in various civilizations have attempted to devise schemes to look beyond the present. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)Why did most early civilizations center in river valleys? World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)Such human civilization as existed would have been very different. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)All ancient civilizations have records of the use of herbs in the treatment of common illnesses. Eczema Relief - the comprehensive self-help plan (1990)These three early civilization centers had some mutual contacts. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995) Human civilizations have undergone a sea change since then. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All three classical civilizations featured great structural inequalities between men and women and between upper and lower classes. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)Clinical ecology shows us how to restore the balance between man and his environment under the conditions of advanced civilization. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)Was there a moral basis for rebuilding Western civilization and reshaping the world in its image? Christianity Today (2000)The various ancient Mediterranean civilizations traded extensively with each other. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)All the arts received some attention in classical Mediterranean civilization. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)Yet she was not only immensely rich, but more advanced in real civilization than any other country. The Search for Justice - a history of Britain and the British people Volume III (1990)During most of this period, the area remained backward by standards of the great civilizations of the world. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)Too many are taking on the riot police in the hope of burning down a symbol of Western civilization. The Sun (2012)Throughout the ages, many great civilizations have extolled and benefited from the use of colour as a powerful healing agent. Alternative Health Care for Children (1989)Although during this period the civilization was set apart from wider currents of world history, these were centuries of considerable internal change. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)As marginal, they live on the outskirts of society, civilization or the known world. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Critical social theory Anthropology and sociology have provided us with an explicit critique of Western culture or civilization. The Politics of Redress - crime, punishment and penal abolition (1989)The first American civilization was based on many centuries of advancing agriculture, expanding from the early cultivation of corn. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)A great civilization had to be able to fill its rivals, and their ambassadors, with awe. Ambassadors: From Ancient Greece to the Nation State (2006)
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British English: civilization /ˌsɪvɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ NOUN
A civilization is a human society with its own social organization and culture.
...the ancient civilizations of Central and Latin America.
- American English: civilization
- Arabic: حَضَارَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: civilização
- Chinese: 文明
- Croatian: civilizacija
- Czech: civilizace
- Danish: civilisation
- Dutch: beschaving
- European Spanish: civilización
- Finnish: sivilisaatio
- French: civilisation
- German: Zivilisation
- Greek: πολιτισμός
- Italian: civilizzazione
- Japanese: 文明
- Korean: 문명
- Norwegian: sivilisasjon
- Polish: cywilizacja
- European Portuguese: civilização
- Romanian: civilizație
- Russian: цивилизация
- Spanish: civilización
- Swedish: civilisation
- Thai: อารยธรรม
- Turkish: uygarlık
- Ukrainian: цивілізація
- Vietnamese: nền văn minh
Definition of civilization from the Collins English Dictionary
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