the stage of human social development and organization that is considered most advanced.
"they equated the railroad with progress and civilization"
synonyms: human development, advancement, progress, enlightenment, culture,
– the process by which a society or place reaches an advanced stage of social development
– the society, culture, and way of life of a particular area.
– the comfort and convenience of modern life, regarded as available only in towns and cities.
"the fur traders moved further and further from civilization"