Examples from the Web for cultivation
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
Word Origin and History for cultivation
c.1700, of knowledge, etc., a figurative use, from French cultivation (16c.), noun of action from cultiver, from Latin cultivare "to till" (see cultivate). Meaning "raising of a plant or crop" is from 1719; literal sense of "tilling of the land" is from 1725.