Definition of cultivation in English:

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Pronunciation: /kʌltɪˈveɪʃn/


[mass noun]
1The action of cultivating land, or the state of being cultivated: the cultivation of arable crops the economy was based largely on rice cultivation
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  • At present, however, only about 10 percent of the nation's agricultural land is under cultivation, and subsistence farming is all but dead.
  • There is not a land shortage, but not all arable land is under cultivation.
  • The 3,000 students the academy will be able to take will also learn animal husbandry and crop cultivation to help themselves out of poverty.
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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