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Noun: cultivation  ,kúl-ti'vey-shun
  1. Socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners
    "her cultivation was remarkable"
  2. (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
  3. A highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
    - polish, refinement, culture, finish, finesse
  4. The process of fostering the growth of something
    "the cultivation of bees for honey"
  5. The act of raising or growing plants (especially on a large scale)

Derived forms: cultivations

Type of: acculturation, development, enculturation, flawlessness, growing, growth, maturation, ne plus ultra, ontogenesis, ontogeny, perfection, production, socialisation [Brit], socialization

Encyclopedia: Cultivation