- 1. culture, civilization, civilisation, society
- usage: a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization"
- 2. culture, taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness
- usage: the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
- 3. acculturation, culture, content, cognitive content, mental object
- usage: all the knowledge and values shared by a society
- 4. culture, growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis
- usage: (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); "the culture of cells in a Petri dish"
- 5. polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finish, perfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultra
- usage: 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
- 6. culture, attitude, mental attitude
- usage: 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"
- 7. culture, cultivation
- usage: the raising of plants or animals; "the culture of oysters"
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- 1. culture, grow
- usage: grow in a special preparation; "the biologist grows microorganisms"
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