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English noun: culture

1. culture (group) a particular society at a particular time and place


SamplesEarly Mayan civilization.


Synonymscivilisation, civilization


Broader (hypernym)society


Narrower (hyponym)Aegean civilisation, Aegean civilization, Aegean culture, Helladic civilisation, Helladic civilization, Helladic culture, Indus civilization, Minoan civilisation, Minoan civilization, Minoan culture, Mycenaean civilisation, Mycenaean civilization, Mycenaean culture, Paleo-American culture, Paleo-Amerind culture, Paleo-Indian culture, Western civilization, Western culture


Part holonymsubculture


Domain categoryarchaeology, archeology

2. culture (cognition) the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group


Broader (hypernym)appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness, taste


Narrower (hyponym)counterculture, letters, mass culture

3. culture (cognition) all the knowledge and values shared by a society


Synonymsacculturation


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object


Narrower (hyponym)meme

4. culture (act) (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar)


SamplesThe culture of cells in a Petri dish.


Broader (hypernym)development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny


Narrower (hyponym)starter


Domain categorybiological science, biology

5. culture (state) a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality


SamplesThey 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.


Synonymscultivation, finish, polish, refinement


Broader (hypernym)flawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection

6. culture (cognition) the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization


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


Broader (hypernym)attitude, mental attitude


Narrower (hyponym)cyberculture, Kalashnikov culture, mosaic culture

7. culture (act) the raising of plants or animals


SamplesThe culture of oysters.


Broader (hypernym)cultivation


Narrower (hyponym)cranberry culture, monoculture, tillage, viniculture, viticulture


English verb: culture

1. culture (change) grow in a special preparation


SamplesThe biologist grows microorganisms.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)grow









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