noun,plural Kul·tur·krei·se [kool-toor-krahy-zuh]. /kʊlˈturˌkraɪ zə/. Anthropology.
formerly, a complex of related cultural traits assumed to diffuse or radiate outward as a unit in concentric waves or circles.
1945–50; <German, equivalent to Kulturculture + Kreis circle
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