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civilization

US [ˌsɪvɪlɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n]
UK [ˌsɪvəlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n]
  • n.文明;文明社会;文明世界;(特定时期和地区的)社会文明
  • Web文化;开化;文明帝国
Plural Form:civilizations  
Civilization
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n.
1.
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文明a state of human society that is very developed and organized
the technology of modern civilization
现代文明的技术
The Victorians regarded the railways as bringing progress and civilization.
维多利亚时代的人认为铁路带来了进步和文明。
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(特定时期和地区的)社会文明a society, its culture and its way of life during a particular period of time or in a particular part of the world
the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome
古希腊和古罗马的社会文明
diseases that are common in Western civilization
西方文明社会的常见病
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文明世界;文明社会all the people in the world and the societies they live in, considered as a whole
Environmental damage threatens the whole of civilization.
环境的破坏威胁着整个文明世界。
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人类文明的生活a place that offers you the comfortable way of life of a modern society
It's good to be back in civilization after two weeks in a tent!
在帐篷里住了两个星期后又回到人类文明的生活可真好呀!

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