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cultural

[kuhl-cher-uh l] /ˈkʌl tʃər əl/
adjective
1.
of or relating 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 from the web for culturally
  • Their courage and tenacity transformed a sparsely populated wilderness into a culturally diverse industrial landscape.
  • Some would try to understand without negative comments, but some are culturally blind and narrow-minded.
  • Satellite communities are no longer culturally out in space.
  • We seem to have evolved biologically or culturally to believe that everything must have a purpose.
  • The spill affected people living in or near the sound economically and culturally.
  • Stories have many purposes and these recur cross-culturally at different levels of abstraction.
  • If anything is culturally remembered it would seem more likely that it was thousands of years of campfire dances.
  • While our species was culturally and socially developing, there was a natural mechanism to weed out those that were defective.
  • We never stopped evolving-physically, culturally and intellectually.
  • Safeguarding privacy and being culturally sensitive do seem important.
British Dictionary definitions for culturally

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 culturally
adv.

1889, from cultural + -ly (2).

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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