semicivilized
adjective Date: 1806 partly civilized

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • semicivilized — (Amer.) adj. partially civilized, somewhat civilized (also semicivilised) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semicivilized — [sem΄i siv′ə līzd΄] adj. partly civilized …   English World dictionary

  • semicivilized — semicivilization, n. /sem ee siv euh luyzd , sem uy /, adj. half or partly civilized. [1830 40; SEMI + CIVILIZED] * * * …   Universalium

  • semicivilized — sem•i•civ•i•lized [[t]ˌsɛm iˈsɪv əˌlaɪzd, ˌsɛm aɪ [/t]] adj. half or partly civilized • Etymology: 1830–40 sem i•civ i•li•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • semicivilized — semicivilization, n. /sem ee siv euh luyzd , sem uy /, adj. half or partly civilized. [1830 40; SEMI + CIVILIZED] …   Useful english dictionary

  • semi- — prefix Etymology: Middle English, from Latin; akin to Old High German sāmi half, Greek hēmi 1. a. precisely half of: (1) forming a bisection of < semidiameter > (2) being a usually vertically bisected form of (a specified architectural feature) < …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gallatin — (spr. äng), Albert, nordamerikan. Staatsmann, geb. 29. Jan. 1761 in Genf, gest. 12. Aug. 1849 in Astoria (New York), begab sich nach vollendeten Studien 1780 nach Amerika, wo er an dem Befreiungskrieg rühmlichen Anteil nahm, und ließ sich nach… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Guangdong — /gwahng dawng /, n. Pinyin. a province in SE China. 42,800,000; 89,344 sq. mi. (231,401 sq. km). Cap.: Canton. Also, Kwangtung. * * * or Kuang tung conventional Kwangtung Southernmost mainland province (pop., 2000 est.: 86,420,000), China. It is… …   Universalium

  • Kwangtung — /kwahng toong , kwang /; Chin. /gwahng doong /, n. Older Spelling. Guangdong. * * * ▪ province, China Introduction Chinese (Wade Giles)  Kuang tung,  (Pinyin)  Guangdong,         sheng ( …   Universalium

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

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