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Noun 1. cultivation – socialization through training and education to develop one’s mind or manners; “her cultivation was remarkable”
acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization – the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; “the socialization of children to the norms of their culture”
2. cultivation – (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
production – (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; “he introduced more efficient methods of production”
aquaculture – rearing aquatic animals or cultivating aquatic plants for food
apiculture, beekeeping – the cultivation of bees on a commercial scale for the production of honey
farming, husbandry, agriculture – the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
culture – the raising of plants or animals; “the culture of oysters”
tilling – cultivation of the land in order to raise crops
3. cultivation – 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
refinement, polish, finish, culture
flawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection – the state of being without a flaw or defect
4. cultivation – the process of fostering the growth of something; “the cultivation of bees for honey”
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development – (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; “he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children”
5. cultivation – the act of raising or growing plants (especially on a large scale)
production – (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; “he introduced more efficient methods of production”
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2011 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
cultivation
noun
1. farming, working, gardening, tilling, ploughing, husbandry, tillage, agronomy environments where aridity makes cultivation of the land difficult
2. growing, planting, production, farming groups that want a ban on the cultivation of GM crops
3. development, fostering, pursuit, devotion to the cultivation of a positive approach to life and health
4. promotion, support, encouragement, nurture, patronage, advancement, advocacy, enhancement, furtherance those who devote themselves to the cultivation of the arts
5. refinement, letters, learning, education, culture, taste, breeding, manners, polish, discrimination, civilization, enlightenment, sophistication, good taste, civility, gentility, discernment He was a man of cultivation and scholarship.
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