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historical usage of civilization
Once a nation, culture, or group of people has been brought out of the “savage” darkness into an enlightened and advanced state, it becomes a civilization. This sense arose about the same time, but without the imperialistic undertones attached to the original meaning of the word. When used with a modifier, it refers to the civilization of a specific region ( European civilization, French civilization ), people ( Mayan civilization ), or period of time ( modern civilization ).
In the early 19th century, speakers of English started using civilization to mean cities or populated areas in general—that is, places where civilizations are located. This word is applied as well to the comforts and conveniences associated with populated areas, so that today we might use civilization to describe what we have left behind if we go camping in the wilderness and have no cellphone coverage.
OTHER WORDS FROM civilization
Quotations related to civilization
- "We have allowed our civilization to outrun our culture; we have allowed our technology to outdistance our theology and for this reason we find ourselves caught up with many problems. "-Martin Luther King Sermon at Temple Israel of Hollywood American Rhetoric (delivered February 26, 1965)
Example sentences from the Web for civilization
Remember the days of post-9/11 civilizational war, of weltkampf between Islam and Christendom?
You fear that when “civilizational” is being used as an adjective, the noun is, as they like to say at Commentary, in grave peril.
Civilizational progress is here on a line with biological progress.Private Sex Advice to Women|R. B. Armitage
From these facts it might almost appear that brain size and civilizational development are in inverse ratio.
From the Australians they differ but slightly in mental capacity, and civilizational development.
The separation from the civilizational influences of Asia amounts to absolute isolation.
The psychic unity of the Orient is a civilizational, a social unity, as is also the psychic unity of the Occident.