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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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