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CULTURE. s. f. Les travaux qu'on emploie pour rendre la terre plus fertile, et pour améliorer ses productions. La culture des champs. La culture des vignes, des plantes, des fleurs. Travailler, s'adonner à la culture de ... Abandonner la culture de ... La culture dans tel pays est bonne, excellente, admirable, mauvaise, négligée.
f♛/b] On appelle Pays de grande culture, Ceux où elle se fait avec des chevaux; et, par opposition, Pays de petite culture, Ceux où elle se fait de toute autre manière.[b]Culture, se dit aussi au figuré, Du soin qu'on prend des arts et de l'esprit. La culture des arts, la culture de l'esprit. Un esprit naturel et sans culture.

Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798. 1798.

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