Definitions of civilization:
- noun: a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
Example: "The people slowly progressed from barbarism to civilization"
- noun: the social process whereby societies achieve civilization
- noun: the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste
Example: "He is remembered for his generosity and civilization"
- noun: a particular society at a particular time and place
Example: "Early Mayan civilization"
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