Bacteriology. to cultivate (a bacterial strain) again on a new medium.
Bacteriology. a culture derived in this manner.
the cultural values and behavioral patterns distinctive of a particular group in a society.
a group having social, economic, ethnic, or other traits distinctive enough to distinguish it from others within the same culture or society.
- sub·cul·tur·al, adjective
- sub·cul·tur·al·ly, adverb
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How to use subculture in a sentence
For the Caucasian minority in prison, white supremacy is still the sub-culture of choice.A Jewish Ex-Con Recalls Keeping Kosher with the Faithful in Prison | Daniel Genis | May 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Newly found materialism brought these territories a malignant form of capitalism coupled with a sub-culture of drugs and crime.After the Rain | Sam Vaknin
Of the four sub-culture areas noted by Kroeber the central group is the most extensive and typical.Man, Past and Present | Agustus Henry Keane
British Dictionary definitions for subculture
a subdivision of a national culture or an enclave within it with a distinct integrated network of behaviour, beliefs, and attitudes
a culture of microorganisms derived from another culture
(tr) to inoculate (bacteria from one culture medium) onto another medium
- subcultural, adjective
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Cultural definitions for subculture
A group within a society that has its own shared set of customs, attitudes, and values, often accompanied by jargon or slang. A subculture can be organized around a common activity, occupation, age, status, ethnic background, race, religion, or any other unifying social condition, but the term is often used to describe deviant groups, such as thieves and drug users. (See counterculture.)
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