subculture: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (v.sub-kul'churn.sub'kul&secchur), [key]
— v., n. -tured, -tur•ing,
  1. to cultivate (a bacterial strain) again on a new medium.
  1. a culture derived in this manner.
    1. the cultural values and behavioral patterns distinctive of a particular group in a society.
    2. a group having social, economic, ethnic, or other traits distinctive enough to distinguish it from others within the same culture or society.
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