- Bacteriology. to cultivate (a bacterial strain) again on a new medium.
- Bacteriology. a culture derived in this manner.
- the cultural values and behavioral patterns distinctive of a particular group in a society.
- a group having social, economic, ethnic, or other traits distinctive enough to distinguish it from others within the same culture or society.
Origin of subculture
Examples from the Web for subculture
Many young women in the BDSM subculture find their way into a dominant role, whether coming from a submissive standpoint or not.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau
December 20, 2014
“I thought it was quite bizarre and kind of sick,” Dr. Grenci said of being introduced to the subculture in 1979.
Dr. Grenci, who agrees, also saw it as a way to expand her own knowledge on the subculture and what makes it so appealing.
Marilyn Johnson explored the subculture of obituary scribes in her wonderful 2006 book, The Dead Beat.The Day the Fairytale Died
July 12, 2014
The rebelliousness of music spoke to this child of hippies and Levine had found his subculture.The Buddhist Punk Reforming Drug Rehab
June 16, 2014
These can be found in subculture, but also within the entrenched culture.The Civilization of Illiteracy
Subculture, sub-kul′tūr, n. in bacteriology, a culture derived from a previous one.
- a subdivision of a national culture or an enclave within it with a distinct integrated network of behaviour, beliefs, and attitudes
- a culture of microorganisms derived from another culture
- (tr) to inoculate (bacteria from one culture medium) onto another medium
Word Origin and History for subculture
- A culture made by transferring to a fresh medium microorganisms from a previous culture.
A group within a society that has its own shared set of customs, attitudes, and values, often accompanied by jargon or slang. A subculture can be organized around a common activity, occupation, age, status, ethnic background, race, religion, or any other unifying social condition, but the term is often used to describe deviant groups, such as thieves and drug users. (See counterculture.)