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noun British English pronunciation: culture /ˈkʌltʃə(r)/ 
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singularculture
pluralcultures
  1. 1
    [uncountable] activities involving music, literature, and other arts

    If you're looking for culture, then Paris is the place for you.

    Britain's literary culture

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a set of ideas, beliefs, and ways of behaving of a particular organization or group of people

    The two firms have very different corporate cultures.

    Some organizations encourage a culture of secrecy.

    1. a.
      [countable] a society that has its own set of ideas, beliefs, and ways of behaving

      people from different cultures

      ancient cultures

    2. b.
      [countable/uncountable] a set of ideas, beliefs, and ways of behaving of a particular society

      societies that share the same language and culture

      exposure to Western culture through films and music

  3. 4
    [uncountable] in agriculture, the process of growing crops or breeding animals

    the culture of genetically modified crops

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