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"culture" in British English

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culturenoun

uk   /ˈkʌl.tʃər/ us   /ˈkʌl.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   /ˈkʌl.tʃɚ/ specialized
to breed and keep particular living things in order to get the substances they produce
(Definition of culture from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"culture" in American English

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culturenoun

us   /ˈkʌl·tʃər/
  • culture noun (WAY OF LIFE)

social studies [C/U] the way of life of a particular people, esp. as shown in their ordinary behavior and habits, their attitudes toward each other, and their moral and religious beliefs: [U] He studied the culture of the Sioux Indians.
  • culture noun (ARTS)

[U] the arts of describing, showing, or performing that represent the traditions or the way of life of a particular people or group; literature, art, music, dance, theater, etc.
  • culture noun (ARTIFICIAL GROWTH)

biology [C] the growing of a group of microorganisms (= very small organisms) or other cells in an artificial environment for scientific purposes, or a group of organisms so grown

cultureverb [T]

/ˈkʌl·tʃər/
  • culture verb [T] (GROW ARTIFICIALLY)

biology to grow cells, bacteria, or similar things for scientific purposes
(Definition of culture from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"culture" in Business English

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culturenoun

uk   /ˈkʌltʃər/ us  
[C or U] the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time: You will need time to get used to working in a different culture. In today's culture, wireless is part of our daily lives.
[C or U] WORKPLACE the ideas and ways of working that are typical for an organization, and that affect how it does business and how its employees behave: culture (of sth) Where I work there's a culture of collaboration.build/develop/foster, etc. a culture Our aim was to foster a culture of innovation at all levels in the company.business/company/management culture This is a handy guide to the management culture in the countries with which we do business.
[U] PRODUCTION the growing of crops: The conditions in the area are ideal for vegetable culture.
(Definition of culture from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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