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culture

 
Noun culture has 8 senses
  1. culture, civilization, civilisation - a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization"
    --1 is a kind of society
    --1 has parts: subculture
    --1 has particulars:
     Aegean civilization, Aegean civilisation, Aegean culture; Helladic civilization, Helladic civilisation, Helladic culture; Minoan civilization, Minoan civilisation, Minoan culture; Mycenaean civilization, Mycenaean civilisation, Mycenaean culture; Paleo-American culture, Paleo-Amerind culture, Paleo-Indian culture; Western culture, Western civilization
    Derived form: verb acculturate1
  2. culture - the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
    --2 is a kind of
    taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness
    --2 has particulars: counterculture; mass culture; letters
    Derived form: verb acculturate1
  3. acculturation, culture - all the knowledge and values shared by a society
    --3 is a kind of content, cognitive content, mental object
    --3 has particulars: meme
    Derived form: verb acculturate1
  4. culture - (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); "the culture of cells in a Petri dish"
    --4 is a kind of
    growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis
  5. culture - (bacteriology) the product of cultivating micro-organisms in a nutrient medium
    --5 is a kind of
    product
    --5 has particulars: starter
  6. polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finish - a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; "they 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"--Joseph Conrad
    --6 is a kind of perfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultra
  7. culture - 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"
    --7 is a kind of
    attitude, mental attitude
    --7 has particulars: cyberculture; Kalashnikov culture; mosaic culture
  8. culture - the raising of plants or animals; "the culture of oysters"
    --8 is a kind of
    cultivation
    --8 has particulars: cranberry culture; tillage; viticulture
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