Definition of Subculture

1. Noun. A social group within a national culture that has distinctive patterns of behavior and beliefs.

Generic synonyms: Social Group
Group relationships: Civilisation, Civilization, Culture
Specialized synonyms: Suburbia, Youth Culture, Psychedelia



Definition of Subculture

1. Noun. A portion of a culture distinguished by its customs or other features. ¹

2. Noun. (biology) A culture made by transferring microorganisms from a previous culture to a fresh growth medium ¹

3. Verb. (biology) To transfer (microorganisms) to a fresh growth medium in order to start a new culture ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Subculture

1. [v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subculture

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Literary usage of Subculture

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1. Batterer Intervention: Program Approaches & Criminal Justice Strategies by Christine Smith, Kerry Healey, Chris O'Sullivan (1999)
"Cultural Specificity: The Influence of Class, Race, and subculture Factors that can affect the expression of domestic violence and response to treatment ..."

2. No Escape: Male Rape in U.S. Prisons by Joanne Mariner (2001)
"The theory which seems most plausible is the proposition that prison rape is supported by subculture norms and, in fact, reflects the subculture value ..."

3. Adventure Guide Naples, Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast by Marina Carter (2006)
"A Southern subculture: the Camorra The Camorra is a secretive criminal organization which is Naples' version of the Mafia. Its roots have been fed by the ..."

4. Technologies for Understanding and Preventing Substance Abuse and Addiction by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"I Drug Use Within a Drug subculture Numerous studies have documented that, ... Over time a subculture develops with specialized knowledge, norms, ..."

5. Trends, Risk, & Interventions in Lethal Violence: Proceedings of the Third edited by Carolyn Block (1995)
"In the twenty years following Loftin and Hill's critique, dozens of articles debating various aspects of the Southern subculture-of-violence argument have ..."

6. The Lancet (1898)
"After forty-eight hours there appeared in addition numerous minute dotted colonies of a light-brown colour, which on subculture in beef bouillon at 37° C. ..."

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