[kuhl-cher-uh l] /ˈkʌl tʃər əl/
of or relating to or cultivation.
of or relating to artistic or social pursuits or events considered to be valuable or enlightened
of or relating to a culture or civilization
(of certain varieties of plant) obtained by specialized breeding
1868, in reference to the raising of plants or animals, from Latin cultura “tillage” (see culture) + -al (1). In reference to the cultivation of the mind, from 1875; hence, “relating to civilization or a civilization.” A fertile starter-word among anthropologists and sociologists: e.g. cultural diffusion, in use by 1912; cultural diversity by 1935; cultural imperialism by 1937; cultural pluralism by 1932; cultural relativism by 1948.
[non-kyoo-myuh-luh-tiv, -ley-tiv] /nɒnˈkyu myə lə tɪv, -ˌleɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. of or relating to preferred stock the dividends of which are skipped and not accrued.
[kyoo r-uh-tiv] /ˈkyʊər ə tɪv/ adjective 1. serving to or heal; pertaining to or remedial treatment; remedial. noun 2. a curative agent; remedy. /ˈkjʊərətɪv/ adjective 1. able or tending to cure noun 2. anything able to heal or cure adj. early 15c., from Old French curatif (15c.) “curative, healing,” from Latin curat-, past participle stem […]
[kur-uh nt, kuhr-] /ˈkɜr ənt, ˈkʌr-/ adjective 1. passing in time; belonging to the time actually passing: the current month. 2. prevalent; customary: the current practice. 3. popular; in vogue: current fashions. 4. new; present; most recent: the current issue of a publication. 5. publicly reported or known: a rumor that is current. 6. passing […]
[kur-siv] /ˈkɜr sɪv/ adjective 1. (of handwriting) in flowing strokes with the letters joined together. 2. Printing. in flowing strokes resembling handwriting. noun 3. a cursive letter or character. 4. Printing. a style of typeface simulating handwriting. /ˈkɜːsɪv/ adjective 1. of or relating to handwriting in which letters are formed and joined in a rapid […]