On Culture And Culture

culture / noun 1. Sociology the sum total of ways of living build up by a group of human beings, which is transmitted from one generation to another. 2. a particular state or stage of civilisation, as in the case of certain nation or period: Greek culture. 3. (in popular use) literature and the fine arts: he has no interest in culture at all. 4. taste for literarture, the fine arts and refinement generally: Hermione was a woman of great culture. 5. the action or practice of cultivating the soil. 6. the raising of plants or animals, especially with the view to their improvement. 7. Biology a. the cultivation of micro-organisms, as bacteria, or of tissues, for scientific study, medicinal use, etc. b. the product or growth resulting from such cultivation. –verb (t) (cultured, culturing) 8. to subject to culture, cultivate.


From The Macquarie Dictionary, Third Edition
Australia’s National Dictionary

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