0 2003 princeton university culture n 1 a particular

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Unformatted text preview: conceive or fashion in the mind; invent; "She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day" 7: intend or have as a purpose; "She designed to go far in the world of business" Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University culture n 1: a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization" [syn: civilization, civilisation] 2: the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group 3: all the knowledge and values shared by a society [syn: acculturation] 4: (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); "the culture of cells in a Petri dish" 5: (bacteriology) the product of cultivating micro-organisms in a nutrient medium 6: 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, cultivation, finish] 7: the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization; "the developing drug culture"; "the reason that the agency is doomed to inaction has something to do with the FBI culture" 8: the raising of plants or animals; "the culture of oysters" Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University Design culture:! ! The full range of intentional activities ! we humans undertake and the things we ! produce to shape our material lives, ! social patterns and sensory experiences! through the creation of planned ! environments, landscapes, buildings, ! furniture, appliances, and artifacts of all ! sorts, including artworks and media ! expressions…and please note:! •  Design is never neutral: embedded in virtually any design are the values of the sponsoring clients, the values of the designers, and the impac...
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