- 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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Origin of culture
synonym study for culture
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Example sentences from the Web for culture
In Cleveland, from the museums to the orchestra, all of the arts and culture, the time of siloing ourselves is out.
Built into a hilltop in Puerto Rico, the main dish of the observatory is over 300 meters across, and its massive size has made it a feature in popular culture ranging from James Bond movies to video games.Big dish of Arecibo observatory has reached the end of the line|John Timmer|November 19, 2020|Ars Technica
It also entails the changes in corporate strategy, structure and culture necessary to make those technologies work.How design keeps companies focused on people as the pandemic pushes businesses online|claychandler|November 17, 2020|Fortune
According to a 2017 Hays report, in a survey of 2,000 employees, 47 percent of those employees actively looking for new positions claim that company culture is the main reason.Why Employees Should Write Their Company’s Obituary|Sean Braswell|November 16, 2020|Ozy
To some extent the culture at places like Facebook AI Research, DeepMind, and OpenAI is shaped by traditional academic habits.
They then set about culturing the breast milk for bacteria and for viruses.
Perhaps that was the result of her Eastern home life and its culturing influence.Jane Allen: Center|Edith Bancroft
These twenty-four years spent in shaping and culturing, but to what end?Hope Mills|Amanda M. Douglas
Now there is a kind of competition among the departments of a school as to which is the most culturing.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland|Daniel Turner Holmes
I have already said that the Taylors' home was one of the most softening and culturing influences of my early life.The Story of My Life|Ellen Terry
There are thousands of men whose vital need is culturing in capacity to keep a secret.The Abominations of Modern Society|Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
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.