[noun] a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization" Synonyms: civilization, civilisation
[noun] the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
[noun] all the knowledge and values shared by a society Synonyms: acculturation
[noun] (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); "the culture of cells in a Petri dish"
[noun] (bacteriology) the product of cultivating micro-organisms in a nutrient medium
[noun] 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" Synonyms: polish, refinement, cultivation, finish
[noun] 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"
[noun] the raising of plants or animals; "the culture of oysters"