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Dictionary definition for: Culture

1. (n) a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization"

2. (n) the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group

3. (n) all the knowledge and values shared by a society

4. (n) (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar) "the culture of cells in a Petri dish"

5. (n) (bacteriology) the product of cultivating micro-organisms in a nutrient medium

6. (n) 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

7. (n) 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"

8. (n) the raising of plants or animals; "the culture of oysters"

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