culturist

[kuhl-cher-ist]
noun
1.
a cultivator.
2.
an advocate or devotee of culture.

Origin:
1820–30; culture + -ist

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culture (ˈkʌltʃə)
 
n
1.  the total of the inherited ideas, beliefs, values, and knowledge, which constitute the shared bases of social action
2.  the total range of activities and ideas of a group of people with shared traditions, which are transmitted and reinforced by members of the group: the Mayan culture
3.  a particular civilization at a particular period
4.  the artistic and social pursuits, expression, and tastes valued by a society or class, as in the arts, manners, dress, etc
5.  the enlightenment or refinement resulting from these pursuits
6.  the attitudes, feelings, values, and behaviour that characterize and inform society as a whole or any social group within it: yob culture
7.  the cultivation of plants, esp by scientific methods designed to improve stock or to produce new ones
8.  stockbreeding the rearing and breeding of animals, esp with a view to improving the strain
9.  the act or practice of tilling or cultivating the soil
10.  biology
 a.  See also culture medium the experimental growth of microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, in a nutrient substance (culture medium), usually under controlled conditions
 b.  a group of microorganisms grown in this way
 
vb
11.  to cultivate (plants or animals)
12.  to grow (microorganisms) in a culture medium
 
[C15: from Old French, from Latin cultūra a cultivating, from colere to till; see cult]
 
'culturist
 
n
 
'cultureless
 
adj

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She had been a registered beauty culturist, a bookkeeper, and a realtor.
Therefore a fish culturist must have an existing plan and strategy to handle the problem before it occurs.
Practice calculations should be done so the culturist is comfortable and familiar with the computation procedure.
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