The adjective cultural comes from the noun "culture" but has several, subtly different meanings, depending on context. The chief meaning is anything having to do human intellectual or creative output.

The word cultural is often used as a synonym for "ethnic," as in, "cultural diversity," which means a variety of people. But it also means having to do with the arts and creativity. When you move, you'll want to move somewhere with a vibrant cultural life—lots of museums, libraries, and concert halls. In the middle is a term like "cultural anthropology," which is the study of a population's work, arts, lifestyles, and ways of interacting.

Definitions of cultural
  1. adjective
    of or relating to the shared knowledge and values of a society
    cultural roots”
  2. adjective
    denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people
    “"influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy”
    synonyms: ethnic, ethnical
    living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups
  3. adjective
    of or relating to the arts and manners that a group favors
    cultural events”
    “a person of broad cultural interests”
  4. adjective
    relating to the raising of plants or animals
    “a cultural variety”
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