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  ( cultures    plural & 3rd person present)   ( culturing    present participle)   ( cultured    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   Culture consists of activities such as the arts and philosophy, which are considered to be important for the development of civilization and of people's minds.  
...aspects of popular culture., ...France's Minister of Culture and Education.     
2       n-count   A culture is a particular society or civilization, especially considered in relation to its beliefs, way of life, or art.  
...people from different cultures..., I was brought up in a culture that said you must put back into the society what you have taken out.     
3       n-count   The culture of a particular organization or group consists of the habits of the people in it and the way they generally behave.  
usu with supp  
But social workers say that this has created a culture of dependency, particularly in urban areas...     
4       n-count   In science, a culture is a group of bacteria or cells which are grown, usually in a laboratory as part of an experiment.     (TECHNICAL)  
...a culture of human cells.     
5       verb   In science, to culture a group of bacteria or cells means to grow them, usually in a laboratory as part of an experiment.     (TECHNICAL)  
To confirm the diagnosis, the hospital laboratory must culture a colony of bacteria.      V n  

counter-culture        ( counter-cultures    plural  ) , counterculture   Counter-culture is a set of values, ideas, and ways of behaving that are completely different from those of the rest of society.      n-var  
...a history of British counter-culture.     
culture shock     
Culture shock is a feeling of anxiety, loneliness, and confusion that people sometimes experience when they first arrive in another country.      n-uncount   also a N  
Callum, recently arrived in Glasgow, is jobless, homeless, friendless, and suffering from culture shock.     
long-hours culture     
The long-hours culture is the way in which some workers feel that they are expected to work much longer hours than they are paid to do.     (BUSINESS)      n-sing  
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A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
An abbreviation of the word 'relationship.' The word describes fans' approval of fictional or desired romances between characters or pop culture figures.
Example: I totally ship Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.
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