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noun [uncountable] British English pronunciation: cultivation /ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
  1. 1
    the process of growing crops or plants

    Sugar cane cultivation is in decline on the island.

  2. 2
    the use of land for growing crops or plants
    under cultivation (=used for growing crops):

    Every inch of fertile land was under cultivation.

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