Definition of Cultivation

1. Noun. Socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners. "Her cultivation was remarkable"

2. Noun. (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale).
Generic synonyms: Production
Specialized synonyms: Aquaculture, Apiculture, Beekeeping, Agriculture, Farming, Husbandry, Culture, Tilling
Category relationships: Agriculture, Farming, Husbandry
Derivative terms: Cultivate, Cultivate

3. Noun. A highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality. "Almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"
Exact synonyms: Culture, Finish, Polish, Refinement
Generic synonyms: Flawlessness, Ne Plus Ultra, Perfection
Derivative terms: Cultivate, Polish, Polish, Refine

4. Noun. The process of fostering the growth of something. "The cultivation of bees for honey"
Generic synonyms: Development, Growing, Growth, Maturation, Ontogenesis, Ontogeny
Derivative terms: Cultivate

5. Noun. The act of raising or growing plants (especially on a large scale).
Generic synonyms: Production

Definition of Cultivation

1. n. The art or act of cultivating; improvement for agricultural purposes or by agricultural processes; tillage; production by tillage.

Definition of Cultivation

1. Noun. The art or act of cultivating; improvement of land for or by agriculture ¹

2. Noun. The state of being cultivated or used for agriculture ¹

3. Noun. Devotion of time or attention to the improvement of (something) ¹

4. Noun. Advancement or refinement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition ¹

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Definition of Cultivation

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Medical Definition of Cultivation

1. Synonym: culture. Origin: Mediev. L. Cultivo, pp. -atus, fr. L. Colo, pp. Cultus, to till (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cultivation

cultivated cabbage
cultivated carrot
cultivated celery
cultivated crab apple
cultivated land
cultivated parsnip
cultivated plant
cultivated rice
cultivated strawberry
cultivated yeast
cultivation (current term)
cults of personality
cultural Marxism
cultural anthropology
cultural attache

Literary usage of Cultivation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"Much more would it seem should the widow and children be secured in the donation, where the residence and cultivation had continued for the whole period ..."

2. Bulletin by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (Fargo) (1899)
"There is no particular secret in their cultivation, at least if there is ... Set the plants four by eight feet apart, far enough to make cultivation easy. ..."

3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1898)
"We would say, then, that in our considerations of the kinds of cultivation, we must refer to the amount of moisture in the soil, the rate of growth, ..."

4. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1901)
"Passing this phase of the subject we come to consider cultivation, ... Upon the system of cultivation employed in the production of corn largely depends the ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1877)
"MUSHROOM cultivation IN JAPAN. IN pursuance of a plan commenced a short time back of furnishing information respecting the ..."

6. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1894)
"I have never seen any very successful results from shallow cultivation. I recommend thorough and deep cultivation, especially at the last of the season. ..."

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