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cultural

[kuhl-cher-uh l] /ˈkʌl tʃər əl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to culture or cultivation.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; culture + -al1
Related forms
culturally, adverb
anticultural, adjective
anticulturally, adverb
de-cultural, adjective
noncultural, adjective
nonculturally, adverb
precultural, adjective
preculturally, adverb
pseudocultural, adjective
pseudoculturally, adverb
transcultural, adjective
transculturally, adverb
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Examples for cultural
  • cultural, educational and romantic adventure entices.
  • In those instances, even progressive national legislation takes a backseat to cultural tradition.
  • They measure migration not trade, because the data are better and cultural factors matter more.
  • Have students write descriptions of their own cultural customs in the relevant rows of the right-hand column.
  • She discusses how coloration in skeletal remains can reveal a bit about the cultural observances of the individual.
  • Secondary definitions relate to the spread of cultural ideas or the process by which a new idea becomes accepted.
  • All share similar cultural requirements, but cauliflower is more difficult to grow.
  • She put together a database of ethnographic and cultural details for field commanders.
  • Peregrine suggests, is that cultural anthropologists seem less interested in that kind of holistic interaction.
  • File-sharing rates vary hugely from country to country-with consequences for local media industries and global cultural trade.
British Dictionary definitions for cultural

cultural

/ˈkʌltʃərəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to artistic or social pursuits or events considered to be valuable or enlightened
2.
of or relating to a culture or civilization
3.
(of certain varieties of plant) obtained by specialized breeding
Derived Forms
culturally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for cultural
adj.

1868, in reference to the raising of plants or animals, from Latin cultura "tillage" (see culture) + -al (1). In reference to the cultivation of the mind, from 1875; hence, "relating to civilization or a civilization." A fertile starter-word among anthropologists and sociologists: e.g. cultural diffusion, in use by 1912; cultural diversity by 1935; cultural imperialism by 1937; cultural pluralism by 1932; cultural relativism by 1948.

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