I'll make it easy for you jm.
Civilization (n.) An advanced state of intellectual, cultural, and material development in human society, marked by progress in the arts and sciences, the extensive use of record-keeping, including writing, and the appearance of complex political and social institutions. The type of culture and society developed by a particular nation
or region or in a particular epoch: Mayan civilization; the civilization of ancient Rome.
I guess I didn't get the memo but when did it become popular to redefine words? First it was what "is" means, now this? Good grief.