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Noun: culture  kúl-chu(r)
  1. (archeology) a particular society at a particular time and place
    "early Mayan culture";
    - civilization, civilisation [Brit]
     
  2. The tastes in art and manners that are favoured by a social group
     
  3. All the knowledge and values shared by a society
    - acculturation
     
  4. (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar)
    "the culture of cells in a Petri dish"
     
  5. A highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
    "they performed with great culture";
    - polish, refinement, cultivation, finish, finesse
     
  6. The attitudes and behaviour that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization
    "the developing drug culture"; "the reason that the agency is doomed to inaction has something to do with the FBI culture"
     
  7. The raising of plants or animals
    "the culture of oysters"
Verb: culture  kúl-chu(r)
  1. Grow in a special preparation

Derived forms: cultured, culturing, cultures

Type of: appreciation, attitude, cognitive content, content, cultivation, development, discernment, flawlessness, grow, growing, growth, maturation, mental attitude, mental object, ne plus ultra, ontogenesis, ontogeny, perceptiveness, perfection, society, taste

Encyclopedia: Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry