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Definition 1: the raising of plants or animals - [noun denoting act]

Samples where culture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the culture of oysters

(culture is a kind of ...) (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)

(... is a kind of culture ) the cultivation of cranberries

(... is a kind of culture ) the cultivation of a single crop (on a farm or area or country)

(... is a kind of culture ) the cultivation of soil for raising crops

(... is a kind of culture ) the cultivation of grapes and grape vines; grape growing

Definition 2: (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where culture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the culture of cells in a Petri dish

(culture is a kind of ...) (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level

"he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"

(... is a kind of culture ) a culture containing yeast or bacteria that is used to start the process of fermentation or souring in making butter or cheese or dough

"to make sourdough you need a starter"

(culture belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 3: the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group - [noun denoting cognition]

(culture is a kind of ...) delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)

"arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success" "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste"

(... is a kind of culture ) a culture with lifestyles and values opposed to those of the established culture

(... is a kind of culture ) the culture that is widely disseminated via the mass media

(... is a kind of culture ) the literary culture

"this book shows American letters at its best"

Definition 4: all the knowledge and values shared by a society - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for culture in the sense of this definition

(culture is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of culture ) a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation)

"memes are the cultural counterpart of genes"

Definition 5: the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where culture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the developing drug culture
  • the reason that the agency is doomed to inaction has something to do with the FBI culture

(culture is a kind of ...) a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

"he had the attitude that work was fun"

(... is a kind of culture ) the culture that emerges from the use of computers for communication and entertainment and business

(... is a kind of culture ) the attitudes and behavior in a social group that resolves political disputes by force of arms

"the Kalashnikov culture in Afghanistan"

(... is a kind of culture ) a highly diverse culture

"the city's mosaic culture results in great diversity in the arts"

Definition 6: a particular society at a particular time and place - [noun denoting group]

Samples where culture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • early Mayan civilization

Synonyms for culture in the sense of this definition

(culture is a kind of ...) an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization

(... is a kind of culture ) the modern culture of western Europe and North America

"when Ghandi was asked what he thought of Western civilization he said he thought it would be a good idea"

(... is a kind of culture ) the prehistoric culture of the earliest human inhabitants of North America and South America

(... is a kind of culture ) the late bronze-age culture of Mycenae that flourished 1400-1100 BC

(... is a kind of culture ) the bronze-age culture of Crete that flourished 3000-1100 BC

(... is a kind of culture ) the bronze-age culture of the Indus valley that flourished from about 2600-1750 BC

(... is a kind of culture ) the bronze-age culture of mainland Greece that flourished 2500-1100 BC

(... is a kind of culture ) the prehistoric civilization on the islands in the Aegean sea and the surrounding countries

"by 800 BC the entire Aegean had adopted this style of pottery"

(culture is a part of ...) a social group within a national culture that has distinctive patterns of behavior and beliefs

(culture belongs to category ...) the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures

Definition 7: a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality - [noun denoting state]

Samples where culture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for culture in the sense of this definition

(culture is a kind of ...) the state of being without a flaw or defect

Definition 8: grow in a special preparation - [verb of change]

Samples where culture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the biologist grows microorganisms

(culture is a kind of ...) cause to grow or develop

"He grows vegetables in his backyard"

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