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civilization

civ·i·li·za·tion

civilization

 
 
pronunciation:
sI v lih zeI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an advanced state of development of a society as judged by such things as having a system of government and laws, using a written language, and keeping written records.
Fertile land and a steady supply of water made civilization possible in the valley.
definition 2: the culture of a particular society that has reached an advanced level.
The civilization along the Nile River in ancient Egypt is one of the world's oldest.
synonyms:
culture
similar words:
customs, lifestyle
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