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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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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
As written, the judge said, Amendment A covered taxes, business licensing and hemp cultivation.
He estimates it will be five years to achieve cost parity for cultivation of meat products at scale.Raising the steaks: First 3-D-printed rib-eye is unveiled|Laura Reiley|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
The Farm Bill of 2018, which loosened restrictions on the cultivation of hemp, promised to fundamentally change the cloud of prohibition over cannabis.
Currently, “we can’t teach anything related to cannabis cultivation or business processes,” she said.Medical cannabis master’s program at University of Maryland sees growth since launch|Tracy Mitchell Griggs|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
Before your eco-alarm starts beeping, know that mussel farming is one of the most sustainable and clean seafood cultivation programs around, according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch.Mussels are simple to prepare, and add tasty drama to the table|Martha Holmberg|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
The anti-drug laws of the Islamic Republic ban cultivation of drug plants and impose heavy fines on those caught producing.As Iran’s Marijuana Trade Thrives, Is It Becoming a Nation of Stoners?|IranWire|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
Few applicants had a location nailed down to accommodate their indoor cultivation and dispensary needs.
Around one-third of the illegally extracted electricity is used in cannabis cultivation.
With an expansion in poppy cultivation comes an increase in supply in our backyards.
Hamo in alluding to the early cultivation of tobacco by the colony, says, that John Rolfe was the pioneer tobacco planter.
From that time its reputation has kept pace with its cultivation, until it now enjoys a world wide popularity.
The cultivation of tobacco gradually spread from one State to another.
The cultivation, though not always judicious, is generally thorough, there being no lack of hands nor of good will.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Education is the cultivation of a just and legitimate familiarity betwixt the mind and things.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
British Dictionary definitions for cultivation
- the planting, tending, improving, or harvesting of crops or plants
- the preparation of ground to promote their growth