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Cult vs. Culture

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Cultnoun

A group or sect of people with a religious, philosophical or cultural identity, often existing on the margins of society or exploitative towards its members.

Culturenoun

the arts, customs, lifestyles, background, and habits that characterize a particular society or nation

Cultnoun

Devotion to a saint.

Culturenoun

the beliefs, values, behaviour and material objects that constitute a people's way of life

Cultnoun

A religion that evolved out of another religion but has become a different religion through developing a radically different theology.

‘Mormonism is a cult of Christianity because it evolved out of Christianity and claims to be Christian but rejects parts of the Bible and other foundational doctrines of the Christian religion.’;

Culturenoun

(anthropology) any knowledge passed from one generation to the next, not necessarily with respect to human beings

Cultnoun

(informal) A group of people having an obsession with or intense admiration for a particular activity, idea, person or thing.

Culturenoun

(botany) cultivation

Cultadjective

Of or relating to a cult.

Culturenoun

(microbiology) the process of growing a bacterial or other biological entity in an artificial medium

Cultadjective

Enjoyed by a small, loyal group.

‘a cult horror movie’;

Culturenoun

the growth thus produced

‘I'm headed to the lab to make sure my cell culture hasn't died.’;

Cultnoun

Attentive care; homage; worship.

‘Every one is convinced of the reality of a better self, and of the cult or homage which is due to it.’;

Culturenoun

the collective noun for a group of bacteria

Cultnoun

A system of religious belief and worship.

‘That which was the religion of Moses is the ceremonial or cult of the religion of Christ.’;

Culturenoun

(cartography) the details on a map that do not represent natural features of the area delineated, such as names and the symbols for towns, roads, meridians, and parallels

Cultnoun

A system of intense religious veneration of a particular person, idea, or object, especially one considered spurious or irrational by traditional religious bodies; as, the Moonie cult.

Cultureverb

(transitive) to maintain in an environment suitable for growth especially of bacteria cultivate}}

Cultnoun

The group of individuals who adhere to a cult (senses 2 or 3).

Cultureverb

(transitive) to increase the artistic or scientific interest in something cultivate}}

Cultnoun

A strong devotion or interest in a particular person, idea or thing without religious associations, or the people holding such an interest; as, the cult of James Dean; the cult of personality in totalitarian societies.

Culturenoun

The act or practice of cultivating, or of preparing the earth for seed and raising crops by tillage; as, the culture of the soil.

Cultnoun

adherents of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices

Culturenoun

The act of, or any labor or means employed for, training, disciplining, or refining the moral and intellectual nature of man; as, the culture of the mind.

‘If vain our toilWe ought to blame the culture, not the soil.’;

Cultnoun

an interest followed with exaggerated zeal;

‘he always follows the latest fads’; ‘it was all the rage that season’;

Culturenoun

The state of being cultivated; result of cultivation; physical improvement; enlightenment and discipline acquired by mental and moral training; civilization; refinement in manners and taste.

‘What the Greeks expressed by their paidei`a, the Romans by their humanitas, we less happily try to express by the more artificial word culture.’; ‘The list of all the items of the general life of a people represents that whole which we call its culture.’;

Cultnoun

a system of religious beliefs and rituals;

‘devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin’;

Culturenoun

The cultivation of bacteria or other organisms (such as fungi or eukaryotic cells from mulitcellular organisms) in artificial media or under artificial conditions.

Cultnoun

a system of religious veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure or object

‘the cult of St Olaf’;

Culturenoun

Those details of a map, collectively, which do not represent natural features of the area delineated, as names and the symbols for towns, roads, houses, bridges, meridians, and parallels.

Cultnoun

a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or as imposing excessive control over members

‘a network of Satan-worshipping cults’;

Cultureverb

To cultivate; to educate.

‘They came . . . into places well inhabited and cultured.’;

Cultnoun

a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular thing

‘the cult of the pursuit of money as an end in itself’;

Culturenoun

a particular society at a particular time and place;

‘early Mayan civilization’;

Cultnoun

a person or thing that is popular or fashionable among a particular group or section of society

‘a cult film’; ‘the series has become a bit of a cult in the UK’;

Culturenoun

the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group

Cult

In modern English, a cult is a social group that is defined by its unusual religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or by its common interest in a particular personality, object, or goal. This sense of the term is controversial, having divergent definitions both in popular culture and academia, and has also been an ongoing source of contention among scholars across several fields of study.

Culturenoun

all the knowledge and values shared by a society

Culturenoun

(biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar);

‘the culture of cells in a Petri dish’;

Culturenoun

(bacteriology) the product of cultivating micro-organisms in a nutrient medium

Culturenoun

a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality;

‘they performed with great polish’; ‘I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose’; ‘almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art’;

Culturenoun

the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization;

‘the developing drug culture’; ‘the reason that the agency is doomed to inaction has something to do with the FBI culture’;

Culturenoun

the raising of plants or animals;

‘the culture of oysters’;

Culture

Culture () is an umbrella term which encompasses the social behavior and norms found in human societies, as well as the knowledge, beliefs, arts, laws, customs, capabilities, and habits of the individuals in these groups.Humans acquire culture through the learning processes of enculturation and socialization, which is shown by the diversity of cultures across societies. A cultural norm codifies acceptable conduct in society; it serves as a guideline for behavior, dress, language, and demeanor in a situation, which serves as a template for expectations in a social group.

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