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civilization

noun [C/U]  us   /ˌsɪv·ə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən, -lɑɪ-/
a highly developed culture, including its social organization, government, laws, and arts, or the culture of a social group or country at a particular time: [U] Widespread use of the Internet may change modern civilization. [C] The Inca civilization flourished for a long time.
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