Simple Definition of civilization
: the condition that exists when people have developed effective ways of organizing a society and care about art, science, etc.
: a particular well-organized and developed society
: all the societies of the world
Full Definition of civilization
1 a : a relatively high level of cultural and technological development; specifically : the stage of cultural development at which writing and the keeping of written records is attained b : the culture characteristic of a particular time or place
2 : the process of becoming civilized
3 a : refinement of thought, manners, or taste b : a situation of urban comfort
Examples of civilization
the impact of technical advancements on civilization
We are studying ancient Greek civilization.
a book about life on the planet after wars have destroyed civilization
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CIVILIZATION Defined for Kids
Definition of civilization
1 : an advanced stage (as in art, science, and government) in the development of society
2 : the way of life of a people <Greek civilization>
3 : all the societies of the world <the end of civilization>
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