Associations to the word «Culture»


CULTURE, noun. The arts, customs, lifestyles, background, and habits that characterize a particular society or nation.
CULTURE, noun. The beliefs, values, behaviour and material objects that constitute a people's way of life.
CULTURE, noun. (microbiology) The process of growing a bacterial or other biological entity in an artificial medium.
CULTURE, noun. (anthropology) Any knowledge passed from one generation to the next, not necessarily with respect to human beings.
CULTURE, noun. The collective noun for a group of bacteria.
CULTURE, noun. (botany) Cultivation.
CULTURE, noun. (computing) The language and peculiarities of a geographical location.
CULTURE, noun. (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.
CULTURE, verb. (transitive) To maintain in an environment suitable for growth (especially of bacteria).
CULTURE, verb. (transitive) To increase the artistic or scientific interest (in something).
CULTURE HERO, noun. (idiomatic) A mythical character or real person who is renowned as the exemplar of the values or achievements of a society, group, or time period.
CULTURE HEROES, noun. Plural of culture hero
CULTURE JAMMING, noun. Any of various methods of modifying mass media (especially advertisements) to convey a different message.
CULTURE MAKER, noun. Alternative form of culturemaker
CULTURE MAKERS, noun. Plural of culture maker
CULTURE MEDIA, noun. Plural of culture medium
CULTURE MEDIUM, noun. (microbiology) A liquid or gel, containing nutrients, that is used to cultivate microorganisms.
CULTURE MINISTER, noun. A Cabinet position in some governments responsible for protecting the national heritage of a country and promoting cultural expression
CULTURE OF DEATH, noun. (theology) In moral theology, the concept that human life can be a means to some other end and not solely an end itself.
CULTURE OF DEATH, noun. (philosophy) (politics) In contemporary political and philosophical discourse, a culture asserted to be inconsistent with the concept of a "culture of life", such as cultures that support contraception and abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, human cloning, self-absorption, apathy, poverty, degradation, and humiliation.
CULTURE OF DEATH, noun. A society that reveres suicide bombers as martyrs.
CULTURE SHOCK, noun. (anthropology) (sociology) A state of anxious confusion experienced by someone exposed to an alien or unfamiliar environment.
CULTURE SHOCKS, noun. Plural of culture shock
CULTURE VULTURE, noun. (informal) (humorous) A person with a rapacious, possibly forced, interest in the arts.
CULTURE VULTURES, noun. Plural of culture vulture
CULTURE WAR, noun. (rare) A political struggle for control over cultural institutions.
CULTURE WAR, noun. Conflict between different ideological groups, especially political conflict for cultural dominance between liberals and conservatives in the United States.
CULTURE WARS, noun. Plural of culture war

Dictionary definition

CULTURE, noun. A particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization".
CULTURE, noun. The tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group.
CULTURE, noun. All the knowledge and values shared by a society.
CULTURE, noun. (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); "the culture of cells in a Petri dish".
CULTURE, noun. A highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; "they 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"--Joseph Conrad.
CULTURE, noun. The attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization; "the developing drug culture"; "the reason that the agency is doomed to inaction has something to do with the FBI culture".
CULTURE, noun. The raising of plants or animals; "the culture of oysters".
CULTURE, verb. Grow in a special preparation; "the biologist grows microorganisms".

Wise words

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