the act or art of cultivating.
the state of being cultivated.
culture; refinement.

1690–1700; cultivate + -ion

noncultivation, noun
overcultivation, noun
precultivation, noun
recultivation, noun
self-cultivation, noun
uncultivation, noun

3. gentility, breeding, taste. Unabridged
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cultivation (ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃən)
1.  agriculture
 a.  the planting, tending, improving, or harvesting of crops or plants
 b.  the preparation of ground to promote their growth
2.  development, esp through education, training, etc
3.  culture or sophistication, esp social refinement

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Word Origin & History

c.1700, of knowledge, etc., a figurative use, from Fr. cultivation (16c.), noun of action from cultiver, from L. cultivare "to till" (see cultivate). Meaning "raising of a plant or crop" is from 1719; literal sense of "tilling of the land" is from 1725.
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Medical Dictionary

cultivation cul·ti·va·tion (kŭl'tə-vā'shən)
The process of promoting the growth of a biological culture.

cul'ti·vate' v.
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Example sentences
In addition, land cultivation has resulted in less habitat for wild animals.
Harvests can rise only if new land is brought into cultivation or yields go up.
Hundreds of well-heeled investors and would-be farmers poured in from across
  the country to vie for four cultivation permits.
Cultivation of cross-campus collaborations is a primary responsibility of this
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