kultur

noun, often capitalized
kul·​tur | \ ku̇l-ˈtu̇r How to pronounce kultur (audio) \

Definition of kultur

2 : culture emphasizing practical efficiency and individual subordination to the state
3 : German culture held to be superior especially by militant Nazi and Hohenzollern expansionists

First Known Use of kultur

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for kultur

German, from Latin cultura culture

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“Kultur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kultur. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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