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Pronunciation:  `kultu'veyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops
  2. [n]  socialization through training and education
  3. [n]  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

CULTIVATION is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: culture, finish, polish, refinement
 See Also: acculturation, agriculture, apiculture, beekeeping, culture, enculturation, farming, flawlessness, husbandry, ne plus ultra, perfection, production, socialisation, socialization, tilling



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cul`ti*va"tion\ (k?l`t?-v?"sh?n), n. [Cf. F.
1. The art or act of cultivating; improvement for
   agricultural purposes or by agricultural processes;
   tillage; production by tillage.

2. Bestowal of time or attention for self-improvement or for
   the benefit of others; fostering care.

3. The state of being cultivated; advancement in physical,
   intellectual, or moral condition; refinement; culture.

         Italy . . . was but imperfectly reduced to
         cultivation before the irruption of the barbarians.

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