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 for civilisation
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the social process whereby societies achieve an advanced
           stage of development and organization [syn: civilization,
      2: a particular society at a particular time and place; "early
         Mayan civilization" [syn: culture, civilization,
      3: 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" [syn: civilization, civilisation]
      4: the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste;
         "a man of intellectual refinement"; "he is remembered for his
         generosity and civilization" [syn: refinement,
         civilization, civilisation]

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