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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cultura < cultus, perfect passive participle of colere (till, cultivate, worship) (related to colonus and colonia) < Proto-Indo-European *qwel, + suffix -ura.

Noun

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Singular
culture

Plural
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culture ({{{1}}})
  1. The arts, customs, and habits that characterize a particular society or nation.
  2. The beliefs, values, behavior and material objects that constitute a people's way of life.
  3. (microbiology) The process of growing a bacterial or other biological entity in an artificial medium.
  4. (anthropology) Any knowledge passed from one generation to the next, not necessarily with respect to human beings.
  5. The collective noun for a group of bacteria.
  6. (botany) cultivation
    The Culture of Spring-Flowering Bulbs[1]

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Verb

Infinitive
to culture

Third person singular
cultur

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to culture (third-person singular simple present cultur, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To maintain in an environment suitable for growth (especially of bacteria).
  2. (transitive) To increase the artistic or scientific interest (in something).

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Italian

Noun

culture f.

  1. Plural form of cultura.

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