Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to culture or cultivation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to culture; specifically, pertaining to mental culture or discipline; educational; promoting refinement or education.
  • Produced by cultivation: said of types of plants, chiefly varietal. A cultural variety is opposed to a natural or botanical one.
  • In surveying, of artificial origin: said of roads, villages, etc., on a topographic map.
  • In bacteriology, relating to culture-media or to the character of any micro-organism as indicated by the results obtained from growing it upon various culture media.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to culture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective pertaining to culture

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

  • adjective of or relating to the shared knowledge and values of a society
  • adjective of or relating to the arts and manners that a group favors
  • adjective relating to the raising of plants or animals
  • adjective denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people

Etymologies

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culture +‎ -al

Examples

  • How do the peoples of the given area divide themselves as cultural beings? what are the outstanding “cultural areas” and what are the dominant ideas in each (e.g., the Mohammedan north of Africa; the primitive hunting, non-agricultural culture of the Bushmen in the south; the culture of the Australian natives, poor in physical respects but richly developed in ceremonialism; the more advanced and highly specialized culture of Polynesia)?

    Chapter 10. Language, Race and Culture

  • The term "cultural desert" came up in every conversation about Hong Kong at first.

    The Transformation of a 'Cultural Desert'

  • As Lévi-Strauss said, ‘The people for whom the term cultural relativism was invented, have rejected it.’

    One River

  • As Lévi-Strauss said, ‘The people for whom the term cultural relativism was invented, have rejected it.’

    One River

  • The term cultural creative was coined by sociologist Paul H.

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  • In mid-February, USCIS sent an REF at that read: "Given the multi-ethnic composition of the group and the universal subject matter of the work to be performed, USCIS is unsure whether the term 'cultural' applies in this case."

    The Visa Dance

  • Moving on, like Froog, I also have reservations about using the term cultural genocide, since, to an extent, cultural shifts and cultural changes are an inevitable process -- just consider how many of the world's cultures were lost before the first empires held sway over the globe -- whereas genocide is never inevitable.

    Liang Qichao: "The Strife of Human Races"

  • It was Pat Buchanan who first used the term cultural war to assure the religiously inclined that the opposition - liberals and Democrats - are evil: There is a religious war going on in our country for the soul of America.

    Bush is on a Mission from God

  • When people hear the term cultural literacy, they sometimes associate it with artistic culture—with opera, ballet, painting, poetry, sculpture, architecture, and classical music.

    8. Fine Arts

  • The Jewish immigrant and sociologist of Polish and Latvian heritage, Horace Kallen, coined the term "cultural pluralism" to challenge the image of the so-called "melting pot," which he considered to be inherently undemocratic.

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