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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [siv-uh-luh-zey-shuh n]
    • /ˌsɪv ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [siv-uh-luh-zey-shuh n]
    • /ˌsɪv ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/

Definitions of civilizational word

  • adjective civilizational relating to civilization 3
  • noun civilizational an advanced state of human society, in which a high level of culture, science, industry, and government has been reached. 1
  • noun civilizational those people or nations that have reached such a state. 1
  • noun civilizational any type of culture, society, etc., of a specific place, time, or group: Greek civilization. 1
  • noun civilizational the act or process of civilizing, as by bringing out of a savage, uneducated, or unrefined state, or of being civilized: Rome's civilization of barbaric tribes was admirable. 1
  • noun civilizational cultural refinement; refinement of thought and cultural appreciation: The letters of Madame de Sévigné reveal her wit and civilization. 1

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Origin of civilizational

First appearance:

before 1765
One of the 46% newest English words
1765-75; < French civilisation; see civilize, -ation

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Parts of speech for Civilizational


civilizational popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

civilizational usage trend in Literature

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