civilization civilization  /ˌsɪ və lɪ ˈzeɪ ʃən/


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


  1. Travel: Museum hopes to transform France's crime-hit Marseille

    A new flagship museum dedicated to Mediterranean civilization in Marseille is hoping to shake off the southern metropolis' reputation as France's deadliest city with a drastic cultural makeover.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Contra Costa Times

  2. B.C. business leader Robert C. Wilband appointed to Board of Trustees, Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation

    GATINEAU, QC, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation is pleased to welcome Robert C. Wilband of Vancouver, B.C., to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Wilband is a business leader ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Media Contacts

    Civilization as we know it is coming apart according to the editorial board of The New York Times.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: National Center For Policy Analysis

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  1. "It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population, and in which this deadly disease for which there is no cure is being treated as a civil rights issue...
    on Dec 11, 2007 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "It is time to make peace with the planet," Gore said in his acceptance speech in which he quoted Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and the Bible. "We must quickly mobilize our civilization with the urgency and resolve that has previously...
    on Dec 10, 2007 By: Al Gore Source: USA Today

  3. "To Western nations ...... this speech is to understand the core reason of the war between our civilization and your civilizations. I mean the Palestinian cause," bin Laden said at the conclusion of his message.
    on May 15, 2008 By: Osama bin Laden Source: International Herald Tribune

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