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culture

cul·ture

culture

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhl chr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the language, customs, ideas, and art of a particular group of people.
Respect for Mother Earth is an important part of Iroquois culture.
 
synonyms:
civilization
similar words:
customs, habits, lifestyle
definition 2: the quality of knowing and caring about art, literature, good manners, and what goes on in the world.
She became a woman of culture at college.
synonyms:
cultivation
antonyms:
simplicity
similar words:
polish, taste
definition 3: the raising of plants or animals.
He is an expert on the culture of tomato plants.
synonyms:
farming, growing
similar words:
agriculture, aquaculture
definition 4: bacteria or other microorganisms that are grown by scientists or doctors for use in tests and experiments.
Doctors examine throat cultures for evidence of infection.
similar words:
colony, sample, smear, specimen
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  • cultural:
    having to do with culture.
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see/see also culture
some actions associated with culture
some aspects of culture
some descriptions of cultures
some people associated with culture
some subjects that study culture