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I'd like to know the meaning of 'calcination' here:

Chinese civilization is one of the world’s ancient calcinations.

From advantour.com

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  • You need to provide the context where you found the phrase. Please write IN the question (NOT in a comment), the source, and what was written before and after the phrase. – Mari-Lou A Feb 24 at 10:12
  • The word "calcination" should either be plural (calcinations) or the sentence should be something like "China is one of the world's most ancient examples of calcination". You can't say "...one of..." and then use a singular noun. Did you copy this directly from where you found it? – BoldBen Feb 24 at 11:00
  • BoldBen: I reworded the original, it appears I mistook the idea,,,originally it goes: advantour.com/china/history.htm – Azad Feb 24 at 11:58
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    It’s a typo for civilization. Maybe due to autocorrect. The rest of the article makes it clear it was not written by a native speaker of English. Best to just write off these small errors. – Dan Bron Feb 24 at 15:09
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it appears to be based either on a typo or a faulty auto-correct. – Mari-Lou A Feb 24 at 16:27
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Calcination is the process which heats calcium carbonate to its decomposition into calcium oxide and carbon dioxide. The calcium oxide can then be used to make ceramics or cement.

EDIT - The OP has now added a link to the source of the sentence. As user Dan Bron has pointed out, this is clearly a typo for civilization.

  • MaxW, but it does not make sense in that context; China is one of the world’s ancient cancinations. – Azad Feb 24 at 8:45

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