English dictionary



Hint: In most browsers you can lookup any word by double click it.

English noun: civilization

1. civilization (group) a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)


SamplesThe people slowly progressed from barbarism to civilization.


Synonymscivilisation


Broader (hypernym)society


Narrower (hyponym)Islam, Muslimism


Domain categorygovernment, political science, politics

2. civilization (process) the social process whereby societies achieve an advanced stage of development and organization


Synonymscivilisation


Broader (hypernym)social process

3. civilization (group) a particular society at a particular time and place


SamplesEarly Mayan civilization.


Synonymscivilisation, culture


Broader (hypernym)society


Narrower (hyponym)Aegean civilisation, Aegean civilization, Aegean culture, Helladic civilisation, Helladic civilization, Helladic culture, Indus civilization, Minoan civilisation, Minoan civilization, Minoan culture, Mycenaean civilisation, Mycenaean civilization, Mycenaean culture, Paleo-American culture, Paleo-Amerind culture, Paleo-Indian culture, Western civilization, Western culture


Part holonymsubculture


Domain categoryarchaeology, archeology

4. civilization (attribute) the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste


SamplesA man of intellectual refinement.
He is remembered for his generosity and civilization.


Synonymscivilisation, refinement


Broader (hypernym)excellence









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk