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Definitions of cultivation

  1. a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; "they performed with great polish"; "I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. socialization through training and education Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The art or act of cultivating; improvement for agricultural purposes or by agricultural processes; tillage; production by tillage. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Bestowal of time or attention for self-improvement or for the benefit of others; fostering care. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The state of being cultivated; advancement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition; refinement; culture. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The act of tilling; the state of being tilled: culture. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Culture. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  9. The art or practice of cultivating: civilization: refinement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Act of cultivating; civilisation; refinement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The act of cultivating; improvement; culture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The art or practice of cultivating; the state of being cultivated; culture; study; improvement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Tillage of land; culture; civilisation; refinement. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. The act of cultivating or of making cultures (as of bacteria). Fractional c., c. in which a small portion of a culture, that contains a variety of bacteria, is utilized for forming a new culture, and a small portion of this again for forming a new one, and so on until finally a pure culture is obtained. na
  15. Cultivating, cultivated state, (lit. &fig.). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. Artificial propagation of micro-organisms. American pocket medical dictionary.
  17. The process of treating vegetable organisms in such a manner as to secure their growth and multiplication away from their natural habitat. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  18. The art of growing animal or vegetable parasites in artificial media. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  19. n. Art or practice of tilling land and producing crops; agriculture; husbandry;—process of improving by labour, training, &c.; fostering care;—the state of being cultivated; mental or moral improvement; refinement, &c. Cabinet Dictionary
  20. The art or practice of improving soils, and forwarding or meliorating vegetables; improvement in general, melioration. Complete Dictionary
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