Definitions of culture on the Web:
Definitions of culture on the Web:
* a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization
* the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
* acculturation: all the knowledge and values shared by a society
_ (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as
_ gelatin or agar); "the culture of cells in a Petri dish"
_ polish: a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or
_ impeccable quality; "they performed with great polish"; "I admired the
_ exquisite refinement of his prose"; "almost an inspiration which gives to
_ all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad
_ the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social
_ group or organization; "the developing drug culture"; "the reason that the
_ agency is doomed to inaction has something to do with the FBI culture"
* the raising of plants or animals; "the culture of oysters"
_ The word culture comes from the Latin root colere (to inhabit, to
_ cultivate, or to honor). In general, it refers to human activity;
_ different definitions of culture reflect different theories for
_ understanding, or criteria for valuing, human activity. Anthropologists
_ use the term to refer to the universal human capacity to classify
_ experiences, and to encode and communicate them symbolically. They regard
_ this capacity as a defining feature of the genus Homo.
_ Culture is a Jamaican roots rock reggae group founded in 1976. Originally
_ they were known as the African Disciples. Critically considered one of the
_ most authentic traditional reggae acts, at the time of the first Rolling
_ Stone Record Guide publication, they were the only band of any genre whose
_ every recording received a five-star review (of bands with more than one
_ recording in the guide).
_ A microbiological culture is a tool to determine the cause of infectious
_ disease by letting the agent multiply (reproduce) in predetermined media
_ in laboratory. A Petri dish is often used to grow bacterial cultures. More
_ generally, the term culture is used informally to mean "selectively grow"
_ a specific kind of microorganism in the lab. It is the foundational and
_ basic diagnostic method of microbiology. ...
* a set of learned beliefs, values and behaviors the way of life shared by the m
_ The reflection and prefiguration of the possibilities of organization of
_ everyday life in a given historical moment; a complex of aesthetics,
_ feelings and mores through which a collectivity reacts on the life that is
_ objectively determined by its economy. (We are defining this term only in
_ the perspective of creating values, not in that of teaching them.)
_ The accumulated habits, attitudes, and beliefs of a group of people that
_ define for them their general behavior and way of life; the total set of
_ learned activities of a people.
_ A growth of living cells or microorganisms in a controlled artificial
_ environment.
* To grow living organisms in a prepared medium or media.
_ The values, traditions, norms, customs, arts, history, folklore, and
_ institutions that a group of people, who are unified by race, ethnicity,
_ language, nationality, or religion, share.
_ a laboratory test that involves the growing of bacteria or other
_ microorganisms to aid in the diagnosis.
_ an in vitro growth of a microorganism or a group of organisms for
_ experimental or commercial purposes.
_ Growing living cells in the laboratory; used to test for the cause of
_ infection or to examine characteristics of cells taken from a human or
_ other animal.
_ Common beliefs and practices of a group of people. The integrated pattern
_ of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon man's capacity
_ for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations.
_ In microbiology, a population of microorganisms in a growth medium or the
_ act of growing bacteria in media for identification. A pure culture
_ contains only organisms that initially arose from a single cell. Cultures
_ are used in manufacturing cultured dairy products and most cheeses.
_ The integration pattern of human behavior that includes thoughts,
_ communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values and institutions of a
_ race, ethnic, religious or social group.
_ the way of life of a group of people. This includes what they wear, how
_ they govern themselves, their religious belief, other rituals, etc.
* The ideas, customs, skills, arts, etc. of a given people in a given period; ci
also refer to archaeological objects of a culture.
_ As a noun, cultivation of living organisms in prepared medium; as a verb,
_ to grow in prepared medium.
_ learned behavior of people, which includes their belief systems and
_ languages, their social relationships, their institutions and
_ organizations, and their material goods - food, clothing, buildings,
_ tools, and machines.
_ A special substance that is used to grow germs. It may also mean the
_ process of taking a specimen from a person and putting it into the special
_ substance. CULTURES may be used to diagnose certain STDs, for example,
_ chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea.
* micro-organisms grown in laboratory media/foods
_ this test is done by actually growing the Lyme bacteria from fluid taken
_ from an open sore or other source of body fluids. If the bacteria grow,
_ the test is considered positive. However, false negatives often occur
_ because these fluids donŐt usually contain the bacteria. Cultures often
_ takes many weeks to grow the bacteria and are rarely used today.
_ The organization has built an interesting organizational culture, has a
_ strong set of values. (Result)
_ The process in which a sample of fluid or tissue is taken from an animal
_ and placed in special media which allows the bacteria, virus, etc., to
_ grow (reproduce) in the laboratory.
_ Tissue or cells multiplying by asexual division, grown for
_ experimentation.
_ a small segment of a plant grown in a nutrient-rich medium; asexual
_ reproduction
_ Test of blood, urine, spinal fluid and tracheal secretions to check for
_ infection.
_ A structure consisting of the shoot apical meristem plus one to several
_ primordial leaves, usually measuring from 0.1-1.0 mm in length; in
_ instances where more mature leaves are included, the structure can measure
_ up to several centimeters in length.
Definitions of civilization on the Web:
_ a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex
_ legal and political and religious organizations); "the people slowly
_ progressed from barbarism to civilization"
* the social process whereby societies achieve civilization
_ culture: a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan
_ civilization"
_ refinement: the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste; "a man
refinement"; "he is remembered for his generosity and
_ civilization"
_ A civilization or civilisation has a variety of meanings related to human
_ society. The term comes from the Latin civis, meaning "citizen" or
_ "townsman."
* Civilization is an album by Front Line Assembly, released in 2004.
_ Civilization is the 8th episode (production #109) of the television series
_ .
_ Civilization is a computer game created by Sid Meier for Microprose in
_ 1991. The game's objective is to develop a great empire from the ground
_ up. The game begins in ancient times and the player attempts to expand and
_ develop their empire through the ages until modern and near-future times.
_ It is generally acknowledged to be a pioneer in the genre of turn-based
_ strategy games.
_ Civilization is a 1916 pacifist allegorical film about a submarine
_ commander who refuses to fire at a civilian ocean liner supposedly
_ carrying ammunition for his country's enemies. He sinks his submarine, but
_ survives, and is taken by Jesus to Hell to see what devastation war can
_ do. It stars Howard C. Hickman, Enid Markey, J. Frank Burke, George Fisher
_ and Herschel Mayall.
_ Civilization is a board game designed by Francis Tresham, published in
_ Britain in 1980 by Hartland Trefoil (later by Gibson Games), and in the US
_ in 1981 by Avalon Hill. The game typically takes eight or more hours to
_ play and is for two to seven players. The Civilization brand is now owned
_ by Hasbro but is no longer published inthe US.
_ a degree of human social organization marked by the continual acquisition
_ of new truth from the unknown and right from the chaotic, which in the
_ form of knowledge and ability become the property of all men.
_ "Civilization took its origin in the social ideas arising from the
_ priest's view of life, and the institutions which developed out of the
_ soldier's way of life. . . . Civilization rests on the specialization of
_ men into thinkers and men of action, mutually interacting. ...
* An economic engine built on ideas.
_ Large coin hoards indicate the profits of raids and trade with the British
_ Isles, Mediterranean, Byzantium, and Muslim Asia. Export of furs, slaves,
_ arms (to eastern Europe), and mercenary services to rulers (eg, bodyguards
_ of Ethelred, Canute, Slavic princes, Byzantine emperors). Trade eastward
_ was cut off by the Huns and Avars (5th and 6th century) but resumed after
_ Rurik's expedition (862) reopened Russia. 4
_ Cultures with an agricultural surplus, social stratification, labor
_ specialization, a formal government, rule by power, monumental
_ construction projects, and a system of record keeping.
* a complex society that has government, social classes and cities.
_ Societies distinguished by reliance on sedentary agriculture, ability to
_ produce food surpluses; and existence of nonfarming elites, as well as
_ merchant and manufacturing groups. (p. 9)
_ A society that has made advances in the arts, science and technology, law
_ or government.
_ A culture with people who have settled in an area and worked together to
_ build a society in which science, the arts, and a form of government are
_ produced.
_ refers to an advanced form of social development characterized by such
_ things as urban life, commercial activity, writing systems and
_ philosophical thought.
_ (al- c umraan): Al- c umraan denotes the idea of inhabitedness and that of
_ prosperity. There are two main purposes behind belonging to a social group
_ or settling together in cities and hamlets. The first is the realization
_ of the comfort of compansionship . The second is the satisfaction of
_ material needs through co-operation, a natural disposition of human
_ beings. ...

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