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noun culture pronunciation in British English /ˈkʌltʃə(r)/
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  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. 3
    [countable] biology a group of bacteria or other cells that have been grown in a scientific experiment
    a collection of animal cell cultures
    1. a.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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