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Definition of "cultivation" []

  • The act of cultivating. (noun)
  • The state of being cultivated. (noun)
  • Refinement; culture. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cultivation" in a sentence
  • "In point of civilization and what we call cultivation, Alcibiades was immeasurably superior to Saint Paul,"
  • "Before Roberta was born, Leah had reserved herself an hour every morning and every afternoon for what she called the cultivation of her mind -- the careful reading of good standard books, French and"
  • "I know people who talk to their plants so this is another aspect involved in cultivation, which involves coaxing them to grow and produce nice, healthy fruit."