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subculture

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noun sub·cul·ture \ˈsəb-ˌkəl-chər\

Simple Definition of subculture

  • : a group that has beliefs and behaviors that are different from the main groups within a culture or society

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of subculture

  1. 1a :  a culture (as of bacteria) derived from another cultureb :  an act or instance of producing a subculture

  2. 2 :  an ethnic, regional, economic, or social group exhibiting characteristic patterns of behavior sufficient to distinguish it from others within an embracing culture or society <a criminal subculture>

subcultural

play \-ˈkəlch-rəl, -ˈkəl-chə-\ adjective

subculturally

adverb

subculture

transitive verb

Examples of subculture in a sentence

  1. a subculture of local painters

  2. a subculture of poverty and crime



1886

First Known Use of subculture

1886


Medical Dictionary

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subculture

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noun sub·cul·ture \ˈsəb-ˌkəl-chər\

Medical Definition of subculture

  1. 1:  a culture (as of bacteria) derived from another culture

  2. 2:  an act or instance of producing a subculture

subcultural

\-ˈkəlch-(ə-)rəl\play adjective

subculturally

\-ē\play adverb



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subculture

transitive verb sub·cul·ture

Medical Definition of subculture

subcultured

;

subculturing

  1. :  to culture (as bacteria) anew on a fresh medium by inoculation from an older culture





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