Culture is that defining aspect of what it means to be human encompassing the range of phenomena that are transmitted through social learning in human societies.
Culture is the sum of characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, art, music, social habits, cuisine, and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.
The word, culture, is used in a general sense as the evolved ability to categorize and represent experiences with symbols and to act imaginatively and creatively. This capability is "thought" to have arisen with the evolution of behavioral modernity in humans at least 50,000 years ago and is considered unique to humans.
Culture is the social heritage of a group, organized community, or society; a pattern of responses discovered, developed, or invented during the group's history of handling problems which arise from interactions among its members, and between them and their environment. These responses are considered the correct way to perceive, feel, think, and act, and are passed on to the new members through immersion and teaching.
A "culture" is a way of life of a group of people -- the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them, and that are passed along by communication and imitation. Culture is transmitted, through language, material objects, ritual, institutions, and art, from one generation to the next.
Culture determines what is acceptable or unacceptable, important or unimportant, right or wrong, workable or unworkable. It encompasses all learned and shared, explicit or tacit, assumptions, beliefs, knowledge, norms, and values, as well as attitudes, behavior, dress, and language.
Culture is the sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another.
Etymology: Culture -- from Middle French culture (“cultivation; culture”), from Latin cultūra (“cultivation; culture”), from cultus, perfect passive participle of colō (“till, cultivate, worship”) (related to colōnus and colōnia), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (“to move; to turn (around)”).
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