culture meaning

EN[ˈkʌlt͡ʃɚ] [ˈkʌlt͡ʃə]
  • Culture (/ˈkʌltʃər/) is, in the words of E.B. Tylor, "that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society." (Tylor 1871:1)
  • As a defining aspect of what it means to be human, culture is a central concept in anthropology, encompassing the range of phenomena that are transmitted through social learning in human societies.
  • In the humanities, one sense of culture, as an attribute of the individual, has been the degree to which they have cultivated a particular level of sophistication, in the arts, sciences, education, or manners.
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    Definition of culture in English Dictionary

  • NounPLculturesSUF-culture
    1. The arts, customs, lifestyles, background, and habits that characterize a particular society or nation.
      1. 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.
    2. The beliefs, values, behaviour and material objects that constitute a people's way of life.
      1. 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.
    3. (microbiology) The process of growing a bacterial or other biological entity in an artificial medium.
      1. (anthropology) Any knowledge passed from one generation to the next, not necessarily with respect to human beings.
        1. The collective noun for a group of bacteria.
          1. (botany) Cultivation.
            1. (computing) The language and peculiarities of a geographical location.
              1. 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.
            2. (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.
            3. VerbSGculturesPRculturingPT, PPcultured
              1. VT To maintain in an environment suitable for growth (especially of bacteria).
                1. VT To increase the artistic or scientific interest (in something).
                2. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • Intraoperative histological analysis showed fibroconnective tissue that was negative for bacterial and fungal staining and cultures as well as negative for 16sRNA and 18sRNA.
                    • We started culturing the cells in the presence of subcytotoxic concentrations of either DR5026 or rifampicin.
                    • The culture plating medium consisted of neurobasal medium supplemented with 2% heat-inactivated fetal bovine serum (FBS), 0.5 mM L-glutamine, 0.025mM L-glutamate and 2% B27 (Invitrogen).
                  2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                    • Cultures were subcultured by 20-fold dilution into fresh MS2D medium approximately every 7 d.
                    • Cultured NHLF were loaded with Fura-2 AM (3 μM) and Ca 2+ signals were recorded by microfluorimetric techniques.
                    • Culture plates were reincubated for a further 24 h if there was no growth after overnight incubation or predominant morphotype seen in Gram smear had not yet been isolated.
                  3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                    • I hope this song can unite people from all different cultures.
                    • It was not the days of drudgery in the rice fields but the hours of off time that most shaped the contours of slave culture.
                    • Urine studies revealed dipstick proteinuria (100 mg/dL), large dipstick blood, only a few normomorphic erythrocytes, and negative culture.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Nouns
                    • Collective nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                        • Singularia tantum
                          • Uncountable nouns
                        • Verbs
                          • Transitive verbs
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                        Source: Wiktionary

                        Meaning of culture for the defined word.

                        Grammatically, this word "culture" is a noun, more specifically, a collective noun, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
                        Difficultness: Level 1
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                        Definiteness: Level 9
                        Definite    ➨     Versatile