Definition of cultivation in English:


Line breaks: cul¦ti|va¦tion
Pronunciation: /kʌltɪˈveɪʃn


[mass noun]
  • 2The process of trying to acquire or develop a quality or skill: the cultivation of good staff-management relations
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    • The cultivation of these eight qualities requires both internal and external development.
    • The process of building a new society requires - perhaps as much as the development of new institutions-the cultivation of this moral sense.
    • For the monk the moral discipline underpins cultivation of the mind in meditation; but for both monks and laymen the cultivation of certain mental skills and attitudes could in turn underpin morality.
    improvement, bettering; education, training, development
  • 3Refinement and good education: a man of cultivation and taste
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    • Both show her surrounded by evidence of her cultivation and enlightened tastes in literature, her refined aesthetic sensibilities, and her talent in music.
    • It's understood as a mark of educated cultivation, not wilful indulgence or evasion.
    • What I have yet to consider is whether this education-or call it cultivation - is in fact there to be hidden.
    culture, culturedness, intellectual/artistic awareness, education, erudition, learning, enlightenment, discrimination, good taste, taste, refinement
    humorous couth

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