Translation of "civilization" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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civilizationnoun

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

文明社會;(特定時期特定社會或國家的)文明,文化
Some people think that nuclear war would mean the end of civilization. 有人認為核戰爭將意味著文明的終結。
Cuzco was the centre of one of the world's most famous civilizations, that of the Incas. 庫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

文明世界;舒適的生活環境
How does it feel to be back in civilization after all those weeks in a tent? 在帳篷裡住了這麼多星期,重返舒適的文明世界,感覺如何?

More examples

  • We spent a week visiting the wonders of Ancient Greek civilization.
  • I heard a radio programme recently all about the Aztec civilization in Central America.
  • Historians still argue about what causes such a mighty civilization to collapse.
  • I hated living in such an isolated place and longed to get back to civilization.
  • Many different civilizations have left their mark on the country and its culture.

civilization noun (PROCESS)

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

教化;開化
The civilization of Britain by the Romans took years to complete. 羅馬人對不列顛人的教化歷時許多年才告完成。

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