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cul·ti·va·tion

 (kŭl′tə-vā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of cultivating.
b. The state of being cultivated.
2. Refinement; culture.

cultivation

(ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃən)
n
1. (Agriculture) agriculture
a. the planting, tending, improving, or harvesting of crops or plants
b. the preparation of ground to promote their growth
2. development, esp through education, training, etc
3. culture or sophistication, esp social refinement

cul•ti•va•tion

(ˌkʌl təˈveɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act or art of cultivating.
2. the state of being cultivated.
3. culture; refinement.
[1690–1700]

cultivation

A deliberate and calculated association with a person for the purpose of recruitment, obtaining information, or gaining control for these or other purposes.

Cultivation

Cultivation is the plowing done after crops come up in order to control the weeds. For weeding, hand tools such as hoes were used for centuries before equipment suitable for being pulled by draft animals was developed. In fact, the term “hoe” was so ingrained that when first introduced, English Cultivating plows, and some American ones as well, were called Horse hoes. Unlike Turning plows, which turn over a ribbon of soil, grass, and weeds, cultivation plows are aimed more at stirring and scratching the top soil.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cultivation - socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners; "her cultivation was remarkable"
acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization - the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"
2.cultivation - (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
production - (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production"
aquaculture - rearing aquatic animals or cultivating aquatic plants for food
apiculture, beekeeping - the cultivation of bees on a commercial scale for the production of honey
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
culture - the raising of plants or animals; "the culture of oysters"
tilling - cultivation of the land in order to raise crops
3.cultivation - 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"--Joseph Conrad
flawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection - the state of being without a flaw or defect
4.cultivation - the process of fostering the growth of something; "the cultivation of bees for honey"
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
5.cultivation - the act of raising or growing plants (especially on a large scale)
production - (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production"

cultivation

noun
1. farming, working, gardening, tilling, ploughing, husbandry, tillage, agronomy environments where aridity makes cultivation of the land difficult
2. growing, planting, production, farming groups that want a ban on the cultivation of GM crops
3. development, fostering, pursuit, devotion to the cultivation of a positive approach to life and health
4. promotion, support, encouragement, nurture, patronage, advancement, advocacy, enhancement, furtherance those who devote themselves to the cultivation of the arts

cultivation

noun
Enlightenment and excellent taste resulting from intellectual development:
Translations
فِلاحَه، زِراعَه
kultivaceobdělávánípěstování
opelskelseudvikling
megművelésművelés
ræktun; siîmenntun, fágun
kultivácia
obdelovanje

cultivation

[ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃən] N
1. (Agr) → cultivo m
2. (fig) [of habit, qualities] → cultivo m

cultivation

[ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃən] n
[plants] → culture f
rice cultivation → culture f du riz
cotton cultivation → culture f du coton
[image, reputation, habit, relationship] → entretien m; [style, attitude] → adoption f
the cultivation of an enterprise culture → le développement d'une culture d'entreprise
He was known for his cultivation of political contacts to advance his own ends → Il était réputé pour entretenir de nombreux contacts dans le milieu de la politique afin de servir ses propres intérêts.

cultivation

n
(lit)Kultivieren nt, → Kultivierung f; (of crop, fruit etc)Anbau m; to be under cultivationbebaut werden
(fig) (of friendship, links etc)Pflege f(of von); (of art, skill)Entwicklung f; (of person)Bemühung f(of um); his constant cultivation of influential friendshipsseine ständigen Bemühungen um einflussreiche Freunde
(= cultivated state)Kultiviertheit f

cultivation

[ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃn] n (Agr) → coltivazione f, coltura

cultivate

(ˈkaltiveit) verb
1. to prepare (land) for crops.
2. to grow (a crop in a garden, field etc). He cultivates mushrooms in the cellar.
ˈcultivated adjective
1. (of fields etc) prepared for crops; used for growing crops. cultivated land.
2. grown in a garden etc; not wild. a cultivated variety of raspberries.
3. having good manners; educated. a cultivated young lady; He has cultivated tastes in music.
ˌcultiˈvation noun
ˈcultivator noun
a tool or machine for breaking up ground and removing weeds.
References in classic literature ?
His cultivation enables him--and me, now--to see water in that glaring yellow mud, and natural effects in those lurid explosions of mixed smoke and flame, and crimson sunset glories; it reconciles him--and me, now--to the floating of iron cable-chains and other unfloatable things; it reconciles us to fishes swimming around on top of the mud--I mean the water.
Popular opinion in England seems to me to be, not only getting to consider the cultivation of the muscles as of equal importance with the cultivation of the mind, but to be actually extending--in practice, if not in theory--to the absurd and dangerous length of putting bodily training in the first place of importance, and mental training in the second.
Could that which procures a freer vent for the products of the earth, which furnishes new incitements to the cultivation of land, which is the most powerful instrument in increasing the quantity of money in a state -- could that, in fine, which is the faithful handmaid of labor and industry, in every shape, fail to augment that article, which is the prolific parent of far the greatest part of the objects upon which they are exerted?
Captain Bonneville, during his sojourn with the latter, took constant occasion, in conversing with their principal men, to encourage them in the cultivation of moral and religious habits; drawing a comparison between their peaceable and comfortable course of life and that of other tribes, and attributing it to their superior sense of morality and religion.
No case is on record of a variable being ceasing to be variable under cultivation.
The tulips, concerning whose cultivation Rosa was taught all the mysteries of the art, formed the principal topic of the conversation; but, interesting as the subject was, people cannot always talk about tulips.
At intervals we passed a wretched cabin, with a thatched roof, and about it small fields and garden patches in an indifferent state of cultivation.
The way China stopped the general use of opium was by stopping the cultivation and importation of opium.
They are susceptible of high cultivation, and are fast becoming settled.
Traces of Indian habitations have been discovered in many other parts, where it does not appear probable that they were used as mere resting-places, but yet where the land is as utterly unfit for any kind of cultivation, as it is near the Tambillos or at the Incas Bridge, or in the Portillo Pass, at all which places I saw ruins.
You see that he is not a man of cultivation, I said.
Later it was confirmed and solidified when Wilson proposed that out of courtesy to the strangers the usual topics be put aside and the hour be devoted to conversation upon ordinary subjects and the cultivation of friendly relations and good-fellowship--a proposition which was put to vote and carried.