Definition of cultivation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃn//
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  1. 1the preparation and use of land for growing plants or crops fertile land that is under cultivation (= being cultivated) rice/wheat, etc. cultivation see also shifting cultivation
  2. 2the deliberate development of a particular relationship, quality or skill the cultivation of a good relationship with local firms
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