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What does cultivation mean?
Cultivation is the act of growing something or improving its growth, especially crops.
Cultivation can also be used in a more figurative way to refer to the same kind of process, except that the thing being grown or improved is often an abstract thing, such as a business or a friendship.
Cultivation is a noun form of the verb cultivate.
The literal sense of cultivation is most often used in the context of agriculture, but it can also refer to things being grown in a laboratory. Its figurative sense can apply to the development of many different things, such as relationships, skills, and even cultures.
Example: The rich soil in this region is ideal for the cultivation of a variety of crops.
Where does cultivation come from?
The word cultivation ultimately grew out of the Medieval Latin word cultīvātus, which derives from the Latin verb colere, meaning “to till,” “to toil over,” “to care for,” or “to worship.” Colere is also the basis of the words cult, culture, and agriculture, among many others.
Cultivation isn’t just planting something and letting it grow. It involves preparing for its growth and tending to it as it grows. Cultivation of crops often first involves tilling (or plowing) the land. (A machine that does this is called a cultivator). It also involves planting seeds and then watering them and making sure they are growing properly. When crops and plants are cultivated, they are taken care of until they are ready to be harvested. Cultivation of organisms in a lab involves growing (or culturing) them in a controlled environment.
You can see why this process is used as a metaphor for growing something like a friendship. Cultivation of a friendship involves first gaining someone’s trust, and then continuing to build the relationship until it blossoms, so to speak. Cultivation of a business or someone’s talent involves developing it for success. Other things can be grown through cultivation, such as skills, interests, or even cultures. In every case, care must be taken so that such things can take root and continue to thrive.
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How is cultivation used in real life?
Cultivation is most commonly used in a literal sense in the context of agriculture to refer to growing crops. But it is also used in many different figurative ways.
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Which of the following things can be grown through cultivation?
D. all of the above
Example sentences from the Web for cultivation
Between 1980 and 2010, palm oil cultivation doubled in Malaysia.The Environmental Headache in Your Shampoo - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
Solana Beach residents will also vote on an initiative to allow commercial cannabis retailers in non-residential zones and deliveries and certain cultivation businesses in all zones.North County Report: What We Know About the November Ballot So Far|Kayla Jimenez|August 5, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Neither Curran nor Linder are against the cultivation of oil palms for human consumption.Our Taste for Cheap Palm Oil Is Killing Chimpanzees|Carrie Arnold|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the past number of years, cultivation has increased from 131,000 hectares in 2011 to 154,000 hectares in 2012.
Beyond that, however, the cultivation of olive groves reaches back centuries, and trees typically live for 200 years or more.
This cultivation arrangement was continued after the 1967 Israeli conquest of the West Bank in the Six Day War.
In essence, Kornél Esti is a novel that celebrates the cultivation of masks.
The soil in the neighbourhood is deep enough for the cultivation of corn.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
Their cultivation is suitable for children and young ladies in all the walks of life.Soil Culture|J. H. Walden
It is, however, a fact that if a plant is removed from natural conditions into cultivation, a well-marked variation occurs.Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
The farmer with all his domestics and people, engaged in the cultivation of the rye, corn, &c.The Practical Distiller|Samuel McHarry
Then in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as the cultivation of science became more general, royal academies were founded.
British Dictionary definitions for cultivation
- the planting, tending, improving, or harvesting of crops or plants
- the preparation of ground to promote their growth