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English noun: cultivation

1. cultivation (act) socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners


SamplesHer cultivation was remarkable.


Broader (hypernym)acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization

2. cultivation (act) (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)


Broader (hypernym)production


Narrower (hyponym)agriculture, apiculture, aquaculture, beekeeping, culture, farming, husbandry, tilling


Domain categoryagriculture, farming, husbandry

3. cultivation (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.


Synonymsculture, finish, polish, refinement


Broader (hypernym)flawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection

4. cultivation (process) the process of fostering the growth of something


SamplesThe cultivation of bees for honey.


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

5. cultivation (act) the act of raising or growing plants (especially on a large scale)


Broader (hypernym)production









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