As used in conversation, culture is a broad term and can apply to any number of levels or circles of society. Often, it is associated with ethnic or national boundaries, but it can delineate groups above, within, or bridging these equally well. Culture is the combination of specific norms, rules, and expectations that govern membership and interaction within a society. Like accent, culture is an integral part of human interaction and constantly in flux as the three aspects shift. These components represent language, dress, beliefs, and rituals, among other things. All of these change over time in response to one another and exposure to other cultures, giving their umbrella term its great breadth and flexibility.

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