[German koo l-toor-krahys]

noun, plural Kul·tur·krei·se [koo l-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.

Origin of Kulturkreis

1945–50; < German, equivalent to Kultur culture + Kreis circle
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