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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Below we reproduce Cohen's definition of a delinquent subculture.
▪ the drug subculture in Detroit
▪ And that subculture represented the first consumer market for things such as modems and communications software.
▪ In a sense the Salvation Army is a subculture.
▪ These inevitably came to influence our own structures of significance and were made apparent by changes in our own subculture of style.
▪ They formed their own subcultures within the main cultural sphere.
▪ This subculture represented the core of the occupational community.
▪ This was reflected in the literary diet on which the radical subculture fed.
▪ We will now review some of the major developments from functionalist theory based on notions of culture and subculture.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1886, in reference to bacterial cultures, from sub- + culture (n.). From 1922 in reference to human cultures.


n. 1 A portion of a culture distinguished by its customs or other features. 2 (context biology English) A culture made by transferring microorganisms from a previous culture to a fresh growth medium vb. (context biology English) To transfer (microorganisms) to a fresh growth medium in order to start a new culture


n. a social group within a national culture that has distinctive patterns of behavior and beliefs


In sociology and cultural studies, a subculture is a group of people within a culture that differentiates itself from the parent culture to which it belongs, often maintaining some of its founding principles.

Subculture (biology)

In biology, a subculture is a new cell or microbiological culture made by transferring some or all cells from a previous culture to fresh growth medium. This action is called subculturing or passaging the cells. Subculture is used to prolong the life and/or expand the number of cells or microorganisms in the culture.

Subculture (disambiguation)

Subculture may refer to:

  • Subculture (sociology): a group of people with a culture which differentiates them from the larger culture to which they belong.
  • Subculture (biology): a new cell or microbiological culture made by transferring some or all cells from a previous culture to fresh growth medium.
  • " Sub-culture", a 1985 New Order single.
  • Sub Culture, a computer game.

Usage examples of "subculture".

More than one underground subculture had discovered it was perfect for distributing information with little chance of reprisal: anarchists, kiddie-porn rings, music and video pirates.

The members of the subculture gather to celebrate their subculture in specific, ritualized ways.

They had come to like archaism, had made it a subculture as genuine as most.

But all together we form a single subculture, a psychical community, if you will.

Anybody who continues to live in a subculture so demonstrably sick has no right to call himself well.

Her Royal Highness Bronwyn Amber-wine Magdalena Rowan, Crown Princess of Argonia, Prince Jacopo Worthyman, scion of a nomadic subculture and in indirect line for the throne of Ablemarle, and the Honorable Lady Carole Maud Songsmith Brown, daughter of Magdalene, Honorary Princess of Argonia, and the Earl of Wormroost.

Or, it might be better to say, the twisted history of his subculture gave him a death wish which resembled those of the ancient Norse berserks or the hardcore Nazis.

Thandi realized that she knew very little, when all was said and done, of the strange subculture the Scrags had developed in their long centuries of social isolation.

There are five deadly male subcultures and they all overlap: the car and machinery culture, the police and military culture, the outdoors and gun culture, the sports and competition culture and the drug and alcohol culture.

And, as it happens, all these male subcultures share a particular set of features: homophobia, coupled with an oddly ironic, complete, childlike trust in male authority.

We are the first hybrid of the New Age, when the computer subcultures of law enforcement and hacking will blend.

Of course, I know they are all teeming with a dozen subcultures, each bloodthirsty minion armed and waiting for me.

Klein had only one friend with whom he dared talk about it, a colleague of his at UCLA, a sleek little Parsee sociologist from Bombay named Framji Jijibhoi, who was as deep into the elaborate new subculture of the deads as a warm could get.

Angels and other outlaw motorcycle gangs a drug subculture that fattens their coffers.

American creation, the Beat Generation--and the beatniks had hardly faded from view when a successive subculture, the hippies, appeared on the scene and established their unofficial headquarters in the big bawdy city at the Gate.