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1. Culture; civilization.
2. German culture and civilization as idealized by the exponents of German imperialism during the Hohenzollern and Nazi regimes.
[German, from Latin cultūra, cultivation, care; see culture.]
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(often used ironically) German civilization, esp as characterized by authoritarianism and earnestness
[German, from Latin cultūra culture]
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(in Nazi Germany) German culture, held to be superior and characterized by subordination of the individual to national interests.
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