cultural

adjective
cul·​tur·​al | \ ˈkəlch-rəl , ˈkəl-chə-\

Definition of cultural

1 : of or relating to culture or culturing
2 : concerned with the fostering of plant or animal growth

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Other Words from cultural

culturally \ ˈkəlch-​rə-​lē , ˈkəl-​chə-​ \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for cultural

Synonyms

artistic

Antonyms

nonartistic, noncultural

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Examples of cultural in a Sentence

We studied our cultural heritage. There are some cultural differences between us. We attended several cultural events over the weekend. The center provides a wide range of cultural activities. The city is the cultural center of the state.
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The campaign focused on opposite sides of identity, cultural, and divisive policy issues, amplified voices on both sides, and created the illusion of consensus through the sheer mass of its tweets. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "How Russia’s “influence operations” targeted the midterms (and how they still do)," 22 Oct. 2018 But outside of famous sites with the stature of Monticello, home museums—especially those focused on architecture—struggle to stay afloat in today’s cultural, and attention, economy. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Rethinking the modern house museum," 12 Oct. 2018 During his tenure at the top of Renault and its alliance partner Nissan Motors Co., Mr. Ghosn broke through cultural and operational barriers that once kept auto makers moored to their native lands—a feat that many considered impossible at the time. Nick Kostov, WSJ, "Curtain Falls on Carlos Ghosn’s Reign Atop Renault," 24 Jan. 2019 As with the rocky evolution of society's cultural and political climate, makeup trends also ebb and flow. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Beyoncé's Makeup Artist Says These Will Be the Coolest Makeup Trends of 2019," 23 Jan. 2019 The main cultural and touristic attractions also surround the property. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Room at...Hotel Splendide Royal in Paris," 8 Jan. 2019 And suggesting there’s any way to separate the strands of social and cultural and business and finance and progressivism and activism and tradition is naïve. Eric Johnson, Recode, "John Skipper, ESPN’s former president, is back ... at a rival sports media company.," 8 Nov. 2018 So while technology and design are progressing at a rapid pace, our cultural and physical environments are slower to change. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Where the ‘home of the future’ goes from here," 10 Sep. 2018 So there will be significant technical challenges to overcome, in addition to the economic, cultural and sociological concerns raised by Manchester. Mike Wall, Space.com, "Interstellar Travel Requires a Long-Term Approach (and Humans Are Too Impatient)," 10 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of cultural

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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cultural

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of cultural

: of or relating to a particular group of people and their habits, beliefs, traditions, etc.
: of or relating to the fine arts (such as music, theater, painting, etc.)

cultural

adjective
cul·​tur·​al | \ ˈkəl-chə-rəl \

Kids Definition of cultural

1 : relating to the habits, beliefs, and traditions of a certain people
2 : relating to the arts (as music, dance, or painting)

Other Words from cultural

culturally adverb

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