- the cultivation of microorganisms, as bacteria, or of tissues, for scientific study, medicinal use, etc.
- the product or growth resulting from such cultivation.
verb (used with object), cul·tured, cul·tur·ing.
- to grow (microorganisms, tissues, etc.) in or on a controlled or defined medium.
- to introduce (living material) into a culture medium.
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Plenty of cultures have their own version of rice cakes, but we can partially thank a botanist named Alexander Pierce Anderson for laying the groundwork for the American rice cake as we know it.The Rise and Fall of the Rice Cake, America’s One-Time Favorite Health Snack|Brenna Houck|September 17, 2020|Eater
We have a problem with poverty and resources in communities that happen to include a culture of gangs.While We’re Rethinking Policing, It’s Time to End Gang Injunctions|Jamie Wilson|September 15, 2020|Voice of San Diego
While many brands understandably use a variety of global and local ambassadors, dismissively trading out one’s culture this way is not something I can condone.John Boyega steps down from Jo Malone perfume ambassador role after being replaced in Chinese ad|radmarya|September 15, 2020|Fortune
They are distanced from the food and water sources they depend on, and they are part of a culture that sees every problem as capable of being solved by money.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
Fitzgibbons said that drop culture works because people like to buy into the perceived exclusivity and being able to boast that they were one of the few people able to purchase that item.‘Our goal is to become a massive marketplace’: NTWRK is bringing livestream commerce to a younger generation|Kayleigh Barber|September 14, 2020|Digiday
Charlie ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so.
I don't know why or who's doing it, but it's the legacy…and it's a legacy that is so important to the culture.
A lot of the culture around movies in the sci-fi/fantasy genre is about deconstructing them ad nauseam.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Whether he gets his full due in popular culture remains to be seen.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America|John Avlon|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If the oft-talked-about college “hook-up culture” could be embodied by a place, it would be Shooters.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In Cuba its culture commenced in 1580, and from this and the other islands large quantities were shipped to Europe.
The culture of expression is a very different thing from the artful imitation of the signs of feeling and purpose.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Yet a child coming under the humanising influences of culture soon gets far away from the level of the savage.Children's Ways|James Sully
Its culture however was looked upon with the same disapproval by Charles II.
It would be a modest guess that Accadian culture implied a growth of at least ten thousand years.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
British Dictionary definitions for culture
- the experimental growth of microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, in a nutrient substance (culture medium), usually under controlled conditionsSee also culture medium
- a group of microorganisms grown in this way
Derived forms of cultureculturist, nouncultureless, adjective
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Cultural definitions for culture
The sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another. Culture is transmitted, through language, material objects, ritual, institutions, and art, from one generation to the next.