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 earlier *quelō, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (“to move; to turn (around)”).
culture (plural cultures)
- The arts, customs, lifestyles, background, and habits that characterize a particular society or nation.
2013 September 7, “Farming as rocket science”, 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.
- (microbiology) The process of growing a bacterial or other biological entity in an artificial medium.
- (anthropology) Any knowledge passed from one generation to the next, not necessarily with respect to human beings.
- The collective noun for a group of bacteria.
- (botany) Cultivation.
- The Culture of Spring-Flowering Bulbs
- (computing) The language and peculiarities of a geographical location.
- A culture is the combination of the language that you speak and the geographical location you belong to. It also includes the way you represent dates, times and currencies.
- (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.
- (transitive) To maintain in an environment suitable for growth (especially of bacteria).
- (transitive) To increase the artistic or scientific interest (in something).
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From Latin cultūra (“cultivation; culture”), from cultus, perfect passive participle of colō (“till, cultivate, worship”), from earlier *quelō, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (“to move; to turn (around)”).
culture f (plural cultures)
- “culture” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- plural form of
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of culturar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of culturar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of culturar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of culturar.