civilisation

Definitions of civilisation
  1. noun
    a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
    synonyms: civilization
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    Islam, Muslimism
    the civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion
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    society
    an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
  2. noun
    the social process whereby societies achieve an advanced stage of development and organization
    synonyms: civilization
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    social process
    a process involved in the formation of groups of persons
  3. noun
    a particular society at a particular time and place
    synonyms: civilization, culture
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    Aegean civilisation, Aegean civilization, Aegean culture
    the prehistoric civilization on the islands in the Aegean sea and the surrounding countries
    Helladic civilisation, Helladic civilization, Helladic culture
    the bronze-age culture of mainland Greece that flourished 2500-1100 BC
    Indus civilization
    the bronze-age culture of the Indus valley that flourished from about 2600-1750 BC
    Minoan civilisation, Minoan civilization, Minoan culture
    the bronze-age culture of Crete that flourished 3000-1100 BC
    Mycenaean civilisation, Mycenaean civilization, Mycenaean culture
    the late bronze-age culture of Mycenae that flourished 1400-1100 BC
    Paleo-American culture, Paleo-Amerind culture, Paleo-Indian culture
    the prehistoric culture of the earliest human inhabitants of North America and South America
    Western civilization, Western culture
    the modern culture of western Europe and North America
    Cyclades, Cycladic civilisation, Cycladic civilization, Cycladic culture
    the Bronze Age civilization on the Cyclades islands in the southern Aegean Sea that flourished 3000-1100 BC
    Clovis culture
    the Paleo-American culture of Central America and North America; distinguished chiefly by sharp fluted projectile points made of obsidian or chalcedony
    Folsom culture
    the Paleo-American culture of Central America and North America; distinguished chiefly by a thin finely made flint projectile point having the shape of a leaf
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    society
    an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
  4. noun
    the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste
    synonyms: civilization, refinement
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    excellence
    the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree
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