- 1The stage of human social development and organization which is considered most advanced: the Victorians equated the railways with progress and civilizationMore example sentences
- The development of human civilisation is intimately bound up with the domestication of cereals.
- These factors, far from being narrow technical issues, capture the essence of social evolution and advanced civilization.
- The evolution of civilisation and social organisation that checks and regulates the lust for revenge and other such instincts compel one to answer in the affirmative.
- 1.1The process by which a society or place reaches an advanced stage of social development and organization.More example sentences
- The process of civilization not only brought improved individual self-control but also a change of attitudes and values.
- Scholars began to discuss civilization as a unilinear process with races able to ascend or descend a graduated scale.
- On the contrary, in every organic process, the antitheses always reflect a unified totality, and civilization is an organic process.
- 1.2The society, culture, and way of life of a particular area: the great books of Western civilization [count noun]: the early civilizations of Mesopotamia and EgyptMore example sentences
- Mazes and a range of labyrinth designs are found all around the world in many cultures and civilizations.
- The ancient Mayan civilization was very advanced and had a sophisticated knowledge of science, art, and astronomy.
- I think western civilization is built on three fundamental and interlocking principles that form the Western world view.
- 1.3The comfort and convenience of modern life, regarded as available only in towns and cities: in the UK nowhere is very far from civilizationMore example sentences
- Yet as we rejoin modern civilisation in the city of Newcastle, this is not the final impression we are left with of our trip.
- Some are remote from modern civilisation, others survive cheek by jowl with spreading towns and motorways.
- Most come from rural backgrounds and are poorly educated, handicaps for anyone who wants to get ahead in the modern urban-commercial civilisation.