Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of cultivating.
  • n. The state of being cultivated.
  • n. Refinement; culture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The art or act of cultivating; improvement of land for or by agriculture
  • n. The state of being cultivated or used for agriculture
  • n. Devotion of time or attention to the improvement of (something)
  • n. Advancement or refinement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art or act of cultivating; improvement for agricultural purposes or by agricultural processes; tillage; production by tillage.
  • n. Bestowal of time or attention for self-improvement or for the benefit of others; fostering care.
  • n. The state of being cultivated; advancement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition; refinement; culture.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or practice of tilling land and preparing it for crops; the agricultural management of land; husbandry in general.
  • n. Land in a cultivated state; tilled land with its crops.
  • n. The act or process of producing by tillage: as, the cultivation of corn or grass.
  • n. The use of a cultivator upon growing crops.
  • n. The process of developing; promotion of growth or strength, physical or mental: as, the cultivation of the oyster; the cultivation of organic germs, or of animal virus; the cultivation of the mind, or of virtue, piety, etc.
  • n. The state of being cultivated; specifically, a state of moral or mental advancement; culture; refinement; the union of learning and taste.
  • n. Synonyms Training, Discipline, Education, etc. See instruction.— and Refinement, etc. See culture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
  • n. the act of raising or growing plants (especially on a large scale)
  • n. a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
  • n. socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners
  • n. the process of fostering the growth of something

Etymologies

From cultivate +‎ -ion (Wiktionary)

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