subculture
noun Date: 1886 1. a. a culture (as of bacteria) derived from another culture b. an act or instance of producing a subculture 2. an ethnic, regional, economic, or social group exhibiting characteristic patterns of behavior sufficient to distinguish it from others within an embracing culture or society <
a criminal subculture
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subcultural adjectivesubculturally adverbsubculture transitive verb

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  • subculture — ● subculture nom féminin Culture particulière à un groupe et singulière par rapport à celle des autres groupes, tout à la fois aux yeux de ces derniers et à ses propres yeux. subculture [sybkyltyʀ] n. f. ÉTYM. 1966, la Croix; de sub , et culture …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • subculture — subculture. См. субкультура. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • subculture — (n.) 1886, in reference to bacterial cultures, from SUB (Cf. sub ) + CULTURE (Cf. culture) (n.). From 1936 in reference to human cultures …   Etymology dictionary

  • subculture — ► NOUN ▪ a cultural group within a larger culture, often having beliefs or interests at variance with those of the larger culture. DERIVATIVES subcultural adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • subculture — [sub′kul΄chər] n. 1. a) a group (within a society) of persons of the same age, social or economic status, ethnic background, etc. and having its own interests, goals, etc. b) the distinct cultural patterns of such a group 2. a culture, as of… …   English World dictionary

  • Subculture — For the term in biology, see subculture (biology). For the song by New Order, see Sub culture (song). For the computer game by Criterion Studios, see Sub Culture. Sociology …   Wikipedia

  • Subculture — Terme traduit de l anglo saxon subculture, en français sous culture est la plupart du temps utilisé dans ce sens. Néanmoins, cette traduction littérale n a pas les mêmes connotations en français et en anglais, ce qui pose problème de traduction… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • subculture — Widely and broadly used, the core idea of subcultural theory is of the formation of subcultures as a collective solution to, or resolution of, problems arising from the blocked aspirations of members, or their ambiguous position in the wider… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • subculture — [[t]sʌ̱bkʌltʃə(r)[/t]] subcultures also sub culture N COUNT: usu with supp A subculture is the ideas, art, and way of life of a group of people within a society, which are different from the ideas, art, and way of life of the rest of the society …   English dictionary

  • subculture — UK [ˈsʌbˌkʌltʃə(r)] / US [ˈsʌbˌkʌltʃər] noun [countable] Word forms subculture : singular subculture plural subcultures a group of people whose beliefs and ways of behaving make them different from the rest of society Pop music is an important… …   English dictionary

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