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cultivation

 [kul″tĭ-va´shun]
the propagation of living organisms, applied especially to the growth of microorganisms or other cells in artificial media.

cul·ture

(kŭl'chŭr),
1. The propagation of microorganisms on or in media of various kinds.
2. A mass of microorganisms on or in a medium.
3. The propagation of mammalian cells, that is, cell culture.
4. A set of beliefs, values, artistic, historical, and religious characteristics, and customs common to a community or nation.
Synonym(s): cultivation
[L. cultura, tillage, fr. colo, pp. cultus, to till]

cultivation

/cul·ti·va·tion/ (kul″tĭ-va´shun) the propagation of living organisms, especially the growing of cells in artificial media.

cul·ture

(kŭl'chŭr)
1. The propagation of microorganisms on or in various media.
2. A mass of microorganisms on or in a medium.
3. The propagation of mammalian cells, i.e., cell culture.
See: cell culture
4. A set of beliefs, values, artistic, historical, and religious characteristics; customs common to a community or nation.
Synonym(s): cultivation.
[L. cultura, tillage, fr. colo, pp. cultus, to till]

cultivation

  1. the preparation of ground for crops.
  2. the planting, care and harvesting of crops.

cultivation

the propagation of living organisms, applied especially to the growth of microorganisms or other cells in artificial media.
References in classic literature ?
I assert that a state of public feeling which does practically place physical training, in its estimation, above moral and mental training, is a positively bad and dangerous state of feeling in this, that it encourages the inbred reluctance in humanity to submit to the demands which moral and mental cultivation must inevitably make on it.
Brinkworth, who has served in the merchant navy, what sort of specimen of the moral influence of out-of-door life and muscular cultivation
Take the example which we have now in view," pursued Sir Patrick--"the example of an average young gentleman of our time, blest with every advantage that physical cultivation can bestow on him.
Several reasons make me believe in this; but the chief one is the remarkable effect which confinement or cultivation has on the functions of the reproductive system; this system appearing to be far more susceptible than any other part of the organisation, to the action of any change in the conditions of life.
I may add, that as some organisms will breed most freely under the most unnatural conditions (for instance, the rabbit and ferret kept in hutches), showing that their reproductive system has not been thus affected; so will some animals and plants withstand domestication or cultivation, and vary very slightly--perhaps hardly more than in a state of nature.
Yet consider: Must we not further admit that owing to this want of cultivation there will be found in him dronelike desires as of pauper and rogue, which are forcibly kept down by his general habit of life?
They themselves care only for making money, and are as indifferent as the pauper to the cultivation of virtue.
They are susceptible of high cultivation, and are fast becoming settled.
Cultivation and refinement seem but to enhance their warmth of heart and ardent enthusiasm; and it is the possession of these latter qualities in a most remarkable degree, which renders an educated American one of the most endearing and most generous of friends.
It would be well, if there were greater encouragement to lightness of heart and gaiety, and a wider cultivation of what is beautiful, without being eminently and directly useful.
Herein lay the spring of the mechanical art and mystery of educating the reason without stooping to the cultivation of the sentiments and affections.
The execution of this trust occupied Mrs General about seven years, in the course of which time she made the tour of Europe, and saw most of that extensive miscellany of objects which it is essential that all persons of polite cultivation should see with other people's eyes, and never with their own.