The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought. These patterns, traits, and products considered as the expression of a particular period, class, community, or population: Edwardian culture; Japanese culture; the culture of poverty. These patterns, traits, and products considered with respect to a particular category, such as a field, subject, or mode of expression: religious culture in the Middle Ages; musical culture; oral culture. The predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize the functioning of a group or organization. Intellectual and artistic activity and the works produced by it. Development of the intellect through training or education. Enlightenment resulting from such training or education. A high degree of taste and refinement formed by aesthetic and intellectual training. Special training and development: voice culture for singers and actors. The cultivation of soil; tillage. The breeding of animals or growing of plants, especially to produce improved stock. Biology The growing of microorganisms, tissue cells, or other living matter in a specially prepared nutrient medium. Biology Such a growth or colony, as of bacteria. To cultivate. To grow (microorganisms or other living matter) in a specially prepared nutrient medium. To use (a substance) as a medium for culture: culture milk.