civilisation civilisation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the social process whereby societies achieve an advanced stage of development and organization
  2. (n) a particular society at a particular time and place
  3. (n) a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
  4. (n) the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste

News

  • Manchester United vs. Cardiff City: Final score 2-0, van Persie inspires United to win upon return

    Forget Juan Mata -- it was the return of Robin van Persie that set Manchester United on course for three points against Cardiff City. I saw it. With my own eyes. I was there, I saw the earth on fire. It didn't kill me, although I sometimes wish it had. The world would never be the same again. Its buildings ruined, its institutions crumbling, civilisation rendered asunder and humanity on the ...
    on January 29, 2014     Source: SB Nation

Quotes

  1. "We, the human species, are confronting a planetary emergency, a threat to the survival of our civilisation that is gathering ominous and destructive potential even as we gather here," Mr. Gore said in prepared remarks released before his...
    on Dec 10, 2007 By: Al Gore Source: Hindu

  2. "The history of the beginning of - literally - civilisation is made right here and is preserved here in this museum," Mr Schmidt said at a ceremony attended by Iraqi officials.
    on Nov 24, 2009 By: Eric Schmidt Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "It was a dark age that Iraq passed through," Mr Maliki said at a dedication ceremony after walking along a red carpet into the museum. "This spot of civilisation has had its share of destruction."
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: The Australian

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