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cultivation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cultivation  \Cul`ti*va"tion\  (k?l`t?-v?"sh?n),  n.  [Cf.  F. 
  cultivation.] 
  1.  The  art  or  act  of  cultivating;  improvement  for 
  agricultural  purposes  or  by  agricultural  processes; 
  tillage;  production  by  tillage. 
 
  2.  Bestowal  of  time  or  attention  for  self-improvement  or  for 
  the  benefit  of  others  fostering  care 
 
  3.  The  state  of  being  cultivated;  advancement  in  physical, 
  intellectual,  or  moral  condition;  refinement;  culture. 
 
  Italy  .  .  .  was  but  imperfectly  reduced  to 
  cultivation  before  the  irruption  of  the  barbarians. 
  --Hallam. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cultivation 
  n  1:  socialization  through  training  and  education 
  2:  production  of  food  by  preparing  the  land  to  grow  crops 




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