[n] the raising of plants or animals; "the culture of oysters"
[n] (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); "the culture of cells in a Petri dish"
[n] the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
[n] all the knowledge and values shared by a society
[n] a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization"
[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 Conrad
[n] (bacteriology) the product of cultivating micro-organisms in a nutrient medium
acculturation, civilisation, civilization, cultivation, finish, polish, refinement
Aegean civilisation, Aegean civilization, Aegean culture, appreciation, cognitive content, content, counterculture, cranberry culture, cultivation, development, discernment, flawlessness, growing, growth, Helladic civilisation, Helladic civilization, Helladic culture, letters, mass culture, maturation, mental object, Minoan civilisation, Minoan civilization, Minoan culture, Mycenaean civilisation, Mycenaean civilization, Mycenaean culture, ne plus ultra, ontogenesis, ontogeny, perceptiveness, perfection, product, society, starter, subculture, taste, tillage