Cultivation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word cultivation
Brit.  |kʌltɪˈveɪʃn|  British pronunciation of the word cultivation

noun

- socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners

her cultivation was remarkable

- (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
- a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality (syn: culture, finish, polish, refinement)
- the process of fostering the growth of something

the cultivation of bees for honey

- the act of raising or growing plants (especially on a large scale)

Examples

...people of cultivation appreciate the special experience that only live theater can provide...

These fields have been under cultivation (=used for growing crops) for years.

Terraces for rice cultivation covered the hillsides.

the cultivation of bees for honey

There was not a span free from cultivation.

Most of the land has now been brought into cultivation.

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