1. [ noun ] (anthropology,sociology) a particular society at a particular time and place
Synonyms: civilization civilisation

"early Mayan civilization"

Related terms: society civilization Helladic_civilization tribalism Aegean_civilization Mycenaean_civilization Minoan_civilization paleo-american_culture western_civilization subculture acculturate
2. [ noun ] (psychology,sociology) the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
Related terms: taste letters mass_culture counterculture acculturate
3. [ noun ] all the knowledge and values shared by a society
Synonyms: acculturation
Related terms: content meme acculturate
4. [ noun ] (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar)

"the culture of cells in a Petri dish"

Related terms: growth cultivation biology
5. [ noun ] (bacteriology) the product of cultivating micro-organisms in a nutrient medium
Related terms: product starter bacteriology
6. [ noun ] a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
Synonyms: finish refinement polish cultivation

"he performed with great polish" "I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose" "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Conrad

Related terms: perfection educate polish
7. [ noun ] the attitudes and behavior 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"

Related terms: attitude mosaic_culture kalashnikov_culture cyberculture
8. [ noun ] (economics,business,agriculture) the raising of plants or animals

: "the culture of oysters"

Related terms: cultivation viticulture tillage cranberry_culture
Similar spelling:   cultured