NounIn this new view, genes allow the human mind to learn, remember, imitate, imprint language, absorb culture and express instincts. Matt Ridley, Time, 2 June 2003Such an explanation seems sensible to a technologically advanced and ruthlessly competitive culture like our own, where anybody who fails to get at least a college degree … risks spending a life busing tables or telemarketing. Natalie Angier, New York Times, 2 July 2002Underlying the question "Is this as good as it gets?" was a female j'accuse—against a consumer culture where values like caring had been severely discounted. Susan Faludi, Newsweek, 8 Jan. 2001
a study of Greek language and culture
Her art shows the influence of pop culture.
It's important to learn about other cultures.
The company's corporate culture is focused on increasing profits.
an area that has been criticized for its lack of cultureVerb
The virus is cultured in the laboratory from samples of infected tissue. culture bacteria in laboratory dishesSee More
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Native American culture is not a monolith, and neither is its literature.
Mary Cadden, USA TODAY, 26 Nov. 2022 Anti-government militias and right-wing culture warriors like the Proud Boys attended a majority of the protests, the data showed.
Mike Mcintire, New York Times, 26 Nov. 2022 The screening activity was complemented at the Film Bazaar market by a panel discussion involving industry stalwarts deliberating on the ways in which mainstream cinematic culture can be made more inclusive of children-centric films.
Udita Jhunjhunwala, Variety, 26 Nov. 2022 Co-owner Lilo Allen, along with three other local artists, founded the storefront in 2018 to showcase local art and culture.
Genevieve Redsten, Journal Sentinel, 26 Nov. 2022 Contemporary Asian tea culture is catching on globally.
Kanis Leung, ajc, 25 Nov. 2022 For all your pop culture-loving friends out there, consider picking up a gift like the Lego Harry Potter 2022 Advent Calendar, on sale for $29.
Rachel Simon, EW.com, 25 Nov. 2022 The process could be as simple as disseminating Indian history and culture through exhibits and publications in visitor centers operated by the National Park Service, Richardson said.
Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, 25 Nov. 2022 In May 2021, Wabano launched his genderless clothing label, Wabano, inspired by two-spirit surroundings and traditional culture.
Jay Valle, NBC News, 25 Nov. 2022
Cassey is an artist who has made her culture her livelihood.
Jenna Kunze, ELLE, 28 July 2022 Mythology is integral to culture in Lithuania; the country’s steeped in Baltic pagan traditions that thousands still practice to this day.
Stephanie Vermillion, Outside Online, 30 June 2022 Cher Cher is a very important person, and not just because of her contributions to culture and fashion.
Chris Kornelis, New York Times, 28 July 2022 Think of what practices will fit your company’s culture the best and propose the team start implementing them gradually.
Anton Pavlovsky, Forbes, 11 Aug. 2022 The next step to studying these gargantuan bacteria is for scientists to figure out how to culture them in labs.
Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 25 June 2022 If this isn’t testament to culture’s ongoing fascination with supermodels, what is?
Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, 12 Sep. 2022 The past few years have been difficult, with challenges including the coronavirus pandemic that forced some of the most drastic shifts in teaching and learning, and instances of school violence and culture war clashes.
Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2022 Teachers in Texas are leaving in droves, citing low pay, feeling undervalued, health and safety concerns, and culture war pressures.
Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, 16 Aug. 2022 See More
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Noun and Verb
Middle English, cultivated land, cultivation, from Anglo-French, from Latin cultura, from cultus, past participle — see cult