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See also: culturé
- culcha (pronunciation spelling)
From Middle French culture (“cultivation; culture”), from Latin cultūra (“cultivation; culture”), from cultus, perfect passive participle of colō (“till, cultivate, worship”) (related to colōnus and colōnia), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (“to move; to turn (around)”).
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkʌlt͡ʃɚ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkʌlt͡ʃə/
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culture (countable and uncountable, plural cultures)
- The arts, customs, lifestyles, background, and habits that characterize humankind, or a particular society or nation.
- 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 125:
- Castration of bulls was a socialization process that turned a bull into an ox; in this transformation something wild became something very useful; nature became culture.
- 2013 September 7, “Farming as rocket science”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8852:
- Such differences of history and culture have lingering consequences. Almost all the corn and soyabeans grown in America are genetically modified. GM crops are barely tolerated in the European Union. Both America and Europe offer farmers indefensible subsidies, but with different motives.
- The beliefs, values, behaviour and material objects that constitute a people's way of life.
- The conventional conducts and ideologies of a community; the system comprising the accepted norms and values of a society.
- 2012 March-April, Jan Sapp, “Race Finished”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 164:
- Few concepts are as emotionally charged as that of race. The word conjures up a mixture of associations—culture, ethnicity, genetics, subjugation, exclusion and persecution.
- (anthropology) Any knowledge passed from one generation to the next, not necessarily with respect to human beings.
- (botany) Cultivation.
- The Culture of Spring-Flowering Bulbs
- (microbiology) The process of growing a bacterial or other biological entity in an artificial medium.
- The growth thus produced.
- I'm headed to the lab to make sure my cell culture hasn't died.
- A group of bacteria.
- (cartography) The details on a map that do not represent natural features of the area delineated, such as names and the symbols for towns, roads, meridians, and parallels.
- (archaeology) A recurring assemblage of artifacts from a specific time and place that may constitute the material culture remains of a particular past human society.
- (euphemistic) Ethnicity, race (and its associated arts, customs, etc.)
Terms derived from culture (noun)
- adult third culture kid
- call-out culture
- callout culture
- cancel culture
- canteen culture
- cassette culture
- Cemetery H culture
- coffee culture
- compensation culture
- counter culture
- culture hero
- culture jamming
- culture maker
- culture medium
- culture minister
- culture of death
- culture vulture
- culture war
- culture warrior
- dark culture
- dependency culture
- folk culture
- haute culture
- high-context culture
- high context culture
- high culture
- lad culture
- low context culture
- low-context culture
- mass culture
- nonmaterial culture
- outrage culture
- palace of culture
- physical culture
- pop culture
- popular culture
- rape culture
- reverse culture shock
- Sang culture
- security culture
- third culture kid
- tissue culture
arts, customs and habits
the beliefs, values, behavior and material objects that constitute a people's way of life
anthropology: any knowledge passed from one generation to the next
botany: cultivation — see cultivation
microbiology: the process of growing a bacterial or other biological entity
the collective noun for a group of bacteria
culture (third-person singular simple present cultures, present participle culturing, simple past and past participle cultured)
- (transitive) to maintain in an environment suitable for growth (especially of bacteria) (compare cultivate)
- (transitive) to increase the artistic or scientific interest (in something) (compare cultivate)
to maintain in an environment suitable for growth
to increase the artistic or scientific interest
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
Translations to be checked
- culture at OneLook Dictionary Search
- culture in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
- "culture" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 87.
- “culture”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
Borrowed from Latin cultūra (“cultivation; culture”), from cultus, perfect passive participle of colō (“till, cultivate, worship”), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (“to move; to turn (around)”).
culture f (plural cultures)
- → Turkish: kültür
- “culture”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
culture f (plural culturis)
- Alternative form of culter
- inflection of culturar:
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