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Meaning of culture

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a particular society at a particular time and place; "early
           Mayan civilization" [syn: {culture}, {civilization},
      2: the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social
      3: all the knowledge and values shared by a society [syn:
         {acculturation}, {culture}]
      4: (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium
         (such as gelatin or agar); "the culture of cells in a Petri
      5: a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or
         impeccable quality; "they performed with great polish"; "I
         admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; "almost an
         inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is
         almost art"--Joseph Conrad [syn: {polish}, {refinement},
         {culture}, {cultivation}, {finish}]
      6: the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a
         particular social group or organization; "the developing drug
         culture"; "the reason that the agency is doomed to inaction
         has something to do with the FBI culture"
      7: the raising of plants or animals; "the culture of oysters"
      v 1: grow in a special preparation; "the biologist grows

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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