Culture vs Preliterate - What's the difference?

culture | preliterate |


As nouns the difference between culture and preliterate

is that culture is the arts, customs, and habits that characterize a particular society or nation while preliterate is a member of such a culture.

As a verb culture

is to maintain in an environment suitable for growth (especially of bacteria).

As a adjective preliterate is

(of a culture) that has not yet developed a written language.

culture

English

(Culture) (Culture) (Culture) (Culture)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The arts, customs, and habits that characterize a particular society or nation.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-09-07, volume=408, issue=8852, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Farming as rocket science , passage=Such differences of history and culture have lingering consequences. Almost all the corn and soyabeans grown in America are genetically modified. GM crops are barely tolerated in the European Union. Both America and Europe offer farmers indefensible subsidies, but with different motives.}}
  • The beliefs, values, behaviour and material objects that constitute a people's way of life.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April, author=(Jan Sapp)
  • , volume=100, issue=2, page=164, magazine=(American Scientist) , title= Race Finished , passage=Few concepts are as emotionally charged as that of race. The word conjures up a mixture of associations—culture , ethnicity, genetics, subjugation, exclusion and persecution.}}
  • (microbiology) The process of growing a bacterial or other biological entity in an artificial medium.
  • (anthropology) Any knowledge passed from one generation to the next, not necessarily with respect to human beings.
  • The collective noun for a group of bacteria.
  • (botany) Cultivation.
  • * http://counties.cce.cornell.edu/suffolk/grownet/flowers/sprgbulb.htm
  • The Culture of Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • (computing) The language and peculiarities of a geographical location.
  • A culture is the combination of the language that you speak and the geographical location you belong to. It also includes the way you represent dates, times and currencies. ... Examples: en-UK, en-US, de-AT, fr-BE, etc.

    Derived terms

    * alliumculture * anticulture * coleculture * cucurbitculture * culture hero * cyberculture * legumeculture * macroculture * microculture * monoculture * multiculture * olericulture * overculture * solanaculture * subculture * permaculture * uberculture * underculture

    Verb

    (cultur)
  • To maintain in an environment suitable for growth (especially of bacteria).
  • To increase the artistic or scientific interest (in something).
  • See also

    * colonus * colonia * column * cycle * wheel English collective nouns ----

    preliterate

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (of a culture) that has not yet developed a written language
  • (of a person) who has not yet learned to read and write
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • a member of such a culture