Translation of "civilization" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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UK usually civilisation uk /ˌsɪv.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌsɪv.əl.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/

civilization noun (DEVELOPED SOCIETY)

B2 [ C or U ] human society with its well developed social organizations, or the culture and way of life of a society or country at a particular period in time

Some people think that nuclear war would mean the end of civilization. 有人认为核战争将意味着文明的终结。
Cuzco was the centre of one of the world's most famous civilizations, that of the Incas. 库斯科是世界上最著名的文明之一,即印加文明的中心。

C1 [ U ] mainly humorous a place that has comfortable living conditions

How does it feel to be back in civilization after all those weeks in a tent? 在帐篷里住了这么多星期,重返舒适的文明世界,感觉如何?

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civilization noun (PROCESS)

[ U ] the process of educating a society so that its culture becomes more developed

The civilization of Britain by the Romans took years to complete. 罗马人对不列颠人的教化用了许多年才得以完成。

(Translation of “civilization” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)