- 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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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
We have reached a tipping point in the culture where Americans are now trained to look to the rules instead of their own judgment.
“Butter has always been a healthy part of the diet in almost every culture; butter is a traditional food,” Asprey says.Bulletproof Coffee and the Case for Butter as a Health Food|DailyBurn|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In spite of this, no system has as yet been devised for its culture.
He experimented for himself in the culture of fruits and flowers—notably in grape-culture and wine-making.
The German world took up the Roman culture and religion in their completed form.
It is a strange comment upon the modern doctrine that culture is to become a sufficient substitute for religion.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus|G. A. Chadwick
Culture cannot be spread by force, since force does not conquer spirit.The Psychology of Nations|G.E. Partridge
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.