Culture meaning

kŭlchər
The definition of culture means a particular set of customs, morals, codes and traditions from a specific time and place.

An example of culture is the Ancient Greek civilization.

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To culture is defined as to cultivate or grow.

An example of culture is to plant a seed and provide everything necessary for the seed to become a plant.

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The beliefs, values, behaviour and material objects that constitute a people's way of life.
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The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought. Culture is learned and shared within social groups and is transmitted by nongenetic means.
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Mental refinement and sophisticated taste resulting from the appreciation of the arts and sciences.

A woman of great culture.

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Special training and development.

Voice culture for singers and actors.

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Cultivation of the soil.
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Development or improvement of physical qualities by special training or care.

Body culture, voice culture.

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The collective noun for a group of bacteria.
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The values and goals of a particular business, esp. a large corporation, as reflected in its management style, employee morale, levels of productivity and efficiency, etc.
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The arts, customs, and habits that characterize a particular society or nation.
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(anthropology) Any knowledge passed from one generation to the next, not necessarily with respect to human beings.
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(botany) Cultivation.
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(computing) The language and peculiarities of a geographical location.

A culture is the combination of the language that you speak and the geographical location you belong to. It also includes the way you represent dates, times and currencies. ... Examples: en-UK, en-US, de-AT, fr-BE, etc.

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To maintain in an environment suitable for growth (especially of bacteria).
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The breeding or cultivation of animals or plants for food, the improvement of stock, or other purposes.
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To increase the artistic or scientific interest (in something).
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Culture is defined as a high degree of taste, knowledge and interest in arts, literature and other scholarly fields.

An example of culture is an affection, appreciation and understanding of modern art.

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To cultivate (soil or plants).
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Production, development, or improvement of a particular plant, animal, commodity, etc.
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To grow microorganisms, viruses, or tissue cells in a nutrient medium.
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(microbiology) The process of growing a bacterial or other biological entity in an artificial medium.
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The cultivation of soil; tillage.

The culture of the soil.

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To grow (microorganisms or cells) in a specially prepared medium.
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The growing of microorganisms, tissue cells, or other living matter in a specially prepared nutrient medium.
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Such a growth or colony, as of bacteria.
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To grow microorganisms or other living matter in a specially prepared nutrient medium.
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To use a substance as a medium for culture.

Culture milk.

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A growth of microorganisms, viruses, or tissue cells in a specially prepared nutrient medium under supervised conditions.
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To cultivate.
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Origin of culture

  • Middle English cultivation from Old French from Latin cultūra from cultus past participle of colere cultivate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French culture (“cultivation; culture”), from Latin cultūra (“cultivation; culture”), from cultus, perfect passive participle of colō (“till, cultivate, worship”) (related to colōnus and colōnia), from earlier *quelō, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (“to move; to turn (around)”).

    From Wiktionary