- (British) IPA: /ˌsɪv.ɪ.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/
- (Aus) IPA: [ˌsɪv.ə.lɑeˈzæɪ.ʃən]
- (America) IPA: /ˌsɪv.ə.ləˈzeɪ.ʃən/
- An organized culture encompassing many communities, often on the scale of a nation or a people; a stage or system of social, political
or technical development.
- the Aztec civilization
- Western civilization
- Modern civilization is a product of industrialization and globalization.
- (uncountable) Human society, particularly civil society.
- A hermit doesn't much care for civilization.
- I'm glad to be back in civilization after a day with that rowdy family.
- The act or process of civilizing or becoming civilized.
- The teacher's civilization of the child was no easy task.
- The state or quality of being civilized.
- He was a man of great civilization.
- (obsolete) The act of rendering a criminal process civil.
- (large-scale stage of societal development) culture, order
- (group of countries) sphere
- (act of civilizing) education, acculturation
- (preferred human society) home, the land of the living
- French: civilisation
- German: Zivilisation, Kultur
- Italian: civiltà
- Portuguese: civilização
- Russian: цивилиза́ция
- Spanish: civilización
- Collectively, those people of the world considered to have a high standard of behavior and / or a high level of development. Commonly subjectively used by people of one society to exclusively refer to their society, or their elite sub-group, or a few associated societies, implying all others, in time or geography or status, as something less than civilised, as savages or barbarians. cf refinement, elitism, civilised society, the Civilised World