subculture (plural subcultures)
- A portion of a culture distinguished by its customs or other features.
- The goth subculture has its own mode of dress, and it has a characteristic musical style.
- 1974, Charles Gaines & George Butler, Pumping Iron: The Art and Sport of Bodybuilding, page 7.
- Like those activities, bodybuilding is an obsession, a living (for a few), and a way of life for the people involved in it—a subculture, in a word, with its own values, aesthetics and vocabulary.
- (biology) A culture made by transferring microorganisms from a previous culture to a fresh growth medium
- French: sous-culture
- German: Subkultur
- Italian: subcultura
- Portuguese: subcultura
- Russian: субкульту́ра
- Spanish: subcultura
subculture (subcultures, present participle subculturing; past and past participle subcultured)
- (biology) To transfer (microorganisms) to a fresh growth medium in order to start a new culture