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Kultur

[koo l-toor] /kʊlˈtur/
noun, German.
1.
(in Nazi Germany) native culture, held to be superior to that of other countries and subordinating the individual to national interests.
2.
culture (def 4).
3.
a civilization characteristic of a time or a people.
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Kultur

/kʊlˈtʊə/
noun
1.
(often used ironically) German civilization, esp as characterized by authoritarianism and earnestness
Word Origin
German, from Latin cultūraculture
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kultur

n.

1914, originally, "civilization as conceived by the Germans" (especially their own), a word from the First World War and always at first ironic, from German kultur, from Latin cultura (see culture (n.)).

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