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civilization

noun

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1 the way people live at a particular time and place
  • a documentary on the advanced civilization created by the Mayas over a thousand years ago

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2 a high level of taste and enlightenment as a result of extensive intellectual training and exposure to the arts
  • by the 18th century Boston had reached a level of civilization sufficiently advanced to support a circle of portrait painters

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The first known use of civilization was in 1760

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civilization

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“Civilization.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/civilization. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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