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1 a high level of taste and enlightenment as a result of extensive intellectual training and exposure to the arts
  • because of its wide reputation as a place of culture, Boston became known as "the Athens of America"

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2 the way people live at a particular time and place
  • a study of ancient Anasazi culture as it existed in the canyons of the American Southwest

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Synonyms & Antonyms of culture (Entry 2 of 2)

to look after or assist the growth of by labor and care
  • culture bacteria in laboratory dishes

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The first known use of culture was in the 15th century

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“Culture.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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