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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Culture  \Cul"ture\,  n. 
  1.  (Biol.) 
  a  The  cultivation  of  bacteria  or  other  organisms  in 
  artificial  media  or  under  artificial  conditions. 
  b  The  collection  of  organisms  resulting  from  such  a 
  cultivation. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Culture  \Cul"ture\  (k?l"t?r;  135),  n.  [F.  culture,  L.  cultura, 
  fr  colere  to  till,  cultivate;  of  uncertain  origin.  Cf 
  {Colony}.] 
  1.  The  act  or  practice  of  cultivating,  or  of  preparing  the 
  earth  for  seed  and  raising  crops  by  tillage;  as  the 
  culture  of  the  soil. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  or  any  labor  or  means  employed  for  training, 
  disciplining,  or  refining  the  moral  and  intellectual 
  nature  of  man;  as  the  culture  of  the  mind. 
 
  If  vain  our  toil  We  ought  to  blame  the  culture,  not 
  the  soil.  --Pepe. 
 
  3.  The  state  of  being  cultivated;  result  of  cultivation; 
  physical  improvement;  enlightenment  and  discipline 
  acquired  by  mental  and  moral  training;  civilization; 
  refinement  in  manners  and  taste. 
 
  What  the  Greeks  expressed  by  their  paidei`a,  the 
  Romans  by  their  humanitas  we  less  happily  try  to 
  express  by  the  more  artificial  word  culture.  --J.  C. 
  Shairp 
 
  The  list  of  all  the  items  of  the  general  life  of  a 
  people  represents  that  whole  which  we  call  its 
  culture.  --Tylor. 
 
  {Culture  fluid},  a  fluid  in  which  the  germs  of  microscopic 
  organisms  are  made  to  develop,  either  for  purposes  of 
  study  or  as  a  means  of  modifying  their  virulence. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Culture  \Cul"ture\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cultured}  (-t?rd;  135); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Culturing}.] 
  To  cultivate;  to  educate. 
 
  They  came  .  .  .  into  places  well  inhabited  and 
  cultured.  --Usher. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  culture 
  n  1:  a  particular  civilization  at  a  particular  stage 
  2:  the  tastes  in  art  and  manners  that  are  favored  by  a  social 
  group 
  3:  all  the  knowledge  and  values  shared  by  a  society  [syn:  {acculturation}] 
  4:  (biology)  the  growing  of  microorganisms  in  a  nutrient  medium 
  (such  as  gelatin  or  agar);  "the  culture  of  cells  in  a 
  Petri  dish" 
  5:  the  raising  of  plants  or  animals:  "the  culture  of  oysters" 




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