culture

I UK [ˈkʌltʃə(r)] / US [ˈkʌltʃər] noun
Word forms "culture":
singular culture plural cultures
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1) [uncountable] activities involving music, literature, and other arts

If you're looking for culture, then Paris is the place for you.

Britain's literary culture

2) [countable/uncountable] a set of ideas, beliefs, and ways of behaving of a particular organization or group of people

The two firms have very different corporate cultures.

Some organizations encourage a culture of secrecy.

a) [countable] a society that has its own set of ideas, beliefs, and ways of behaving

people from different cultures

ancient cultures

b) [countable/uncountable] a set of ideas, beliefs, and ways of behaving of a particular society

societies that share the same language and culture

exposure to Western culture through films and music

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3)
a) [countable] biology a group of bacteria or other cells that have been grown in a scientific experiment

a collection of animal cell cultures

b) [uncountable] biology the process by which a group of bacteria or other cells is grown in a scientific experiment

tissue culture

4) [uncountable] in agriculture, the process of growing crops or breeding animals

the culture of genetically modified crops


II UK [ˈkʌltʃə(r)] / US [ˈkʌltʃər] verb [transitive]
Word forms "culture":
present tense I/you/we/they culture he/she/it cultures present participle culturing past tense cultured past participle cultured biology
to grow a group of bacteria or other cells in a scientific experiment

English dictionary. 2014.

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