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[n] the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste; "a man of intellectual refinement"; "he is remembered for his generosity and civilization"
[n] a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations); "the people slowly progressed from barbarism to civilization"
[n] a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization"
[n] the social process whereby societies achieve civilization

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