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 for cultivation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cultivation \Cul`ti*va"tion\ (k?l`t?-v?"sh?n), n. [Cf. F.
     cultivation.]
     1. The art or act of cultivating; improvement for
        agricultural purposes or by agricultural processes;
        tillage; production by tillage.
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     2. Bestowal of time or attention for self-improvement or for
        the benefit of others; fostering care.
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     3. The state of being cultivated; advancement in physical,
        intellectual, or moral condition; refinement; culture.
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              Italy . . . was but imperfectly reduced to
              cultivation before the irruption of the barbarians.
                                                    --Hallam.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cultivation
      n 1: socialization through training and education to develop
           one's mind or manners; "her cultivation was remarkable"
      2: (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to
         grow crops (especially on a large scale)
      3: 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,
         culture, cultivation, finish]
      4: the process of fostering the growth of something; "the
         cultivation of bees for honey"
      5: the act of raising or growing plants (especially on a large
         scale)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  155 Moby Thesaurus words for "cultivation":
     acculturation, acquired taste, agrarianism, agricultural geology,
     agriculture, agrology, agronomics, agronomy,
     appreciation of excellence, apprenticeship, architecture, assembly,
     basic training, breaking, breeding, building, casting, choiceness,
     civility, civilization, civilized taste, civilizedness,
     composition, conditioning, construction, contour farming,
     contour plowing, conversion, crafting, craftsmanship, creation,
     cultivated taste, cultivating, culture, daintiness, delicacy,
     development, devising, dirt farming, discipline, discrimination,
     dressing, drill, drilling, dry farming, dryland farming, education,
     elaboration, elegance, enculturation, enlightenment, erection,
     excellence, exercise, extraction, fabrication, fallowing,
     farm economy, farming, fashioning, fastidiousness, fetching-up,
     finesse, formation, forming, formulation, fostering, framing,
     fruit farming, furrowing, genteelness, gentility,
     gentlemanlikeness, gentlemanliness, gentleness, geoponics,
     good breeding, good taste, grace, gracefulness, gracility,
     graciosity, graciousness, grain farming, grooming, growing,
     handicraft, handiwork, harrowing, harvesting, hoeing,
     housebreaking, husbandry, hydroponics, improvement,
     in-service training, intensive farming, ladylikeness, listing,
     machining, making, manual training, manufacture, manufacturing,
     military training, milling, mining, mixed farming, molding,
     niceness, nicety, nurture, nurturing, on-the-job training, plowing,
     polish, practice, prefabrication, preparation, processing,
     producing, pruning, quality, raising, readying, rearing,
     refinement, refining, rehearsal, rural economy, shaping,
     sharecropping, sloyd, smelting, socialization, sophistication,
     strip farming, subsistence farming, subtlety, tank farming, taste,
     tastefulness, thinning, thremmatology, tillage, tilling, tilth,
     training, truck farming, upbringing, vocational education,
     vocational training, weeding, working, workmanship
  
  

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