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Noun civilization has 4 senses
- civilization, civilisation - a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations); "the people slowly progressed from barbarism to civilization"
--1 is a kind of society
- civilization, civilisation - the social process whereby societies achieve civilization
--2 is a kind of social process
- culture, civilization, civilisation - a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization"
--3 is a kind of society
--3 has parts: subculture
--3 has particulars:
| ||Aegean civilization, Aegean civilisation, Aegean culture; Helladic civilization, Helladic civilisation, Helladic culture; Minoan civilization, Minoan civilisation, Minoan culture; Mycenaean civilization, Mycenaean civilisation, Mycenaean culture; Paleo-American culture, Paleo-Amerind culture, Paleo-Indian culture; Western culture, Western civilization|
- refinement, civilization, civilisation - the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste; "a man of intellectual refinement"; "he is remembered for his generosity and civilization"
--4 is a kind of excellence