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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cul·ti·va·tion /ˌkʌltəˈveʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cul·ti·va·tion n.
 1. The art or act of cultivating; improvement for agricultural purposes or by agricultural processes; tillage; production by tillage.
 2. Bestowal of time or attention for self-improvement or for the benefit of others; fostering care.
 3. The state of being cultivated; advancement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition; refinement; culture.
    Italy . . . was but imperfectly reduced to cultivation before the irruption of the barbarians.   --Hallam.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: socialization through training and education
      2: (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to
         grow crops
      3: a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or
         impeccable quality; "they performed with great polish"; "I
         admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; "almost an
         inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is
         almost art"--Joseph Conrad [syn: polish, refinement, culture,