- 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.
Origin of subculture
Related Words for subculturedsect, coterie, moiety, sodality, crew, division, faction, group, faith, following, team, party, clan, association, band, folks, gang, tribe, class
- 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
- A culture made by transferring to a fresh medium microorganisms from a previous culture.
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.)