|1.||[ noun ] (anthropology,sociology) a particular society at a particular time and place|
"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|
|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|