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culturenoun

uk   /ˈkʌl.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/

culture noun (WAY OF LIFE)

B1 [C or U] the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time: youth/working-class culture She's studying modern Japanese language and culture.
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culture noun (ART)

B1 [U] music, art, theatre, literature, etc.: You won't find much culture in this sleepy little town, I'm afraid! popular culture (= the books, music, etc. liked by most people)
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culture noun (GROWING)

[C or U] specialized biology cells, tissues, organs, or organisms grown for scientific purposes, or the activity of breeding and keeping particular living things in order to get the substances they produce

cultureverb [T]

uk   /ˈkʌl.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/ specialized
to breed and keep particular living things in order to get the substances they produce
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