Meaning of culture-bound in English:



  • Restricted in character or outlook by belonging or referring to a particular culture.

    ‘what evidence there is may be culture-bound, since most of it comes from the USA’
    • ‘However, psychotherapy itself is a highly culture-bound mainstream phenomenon that generally ignores and thereby perpetuates issues of power.’
    • ‘He doesn't deny that technology has a place, but it also has its limits in being able to cope with all the inferences, nuances and culture-bound applications that make up meaning.’
    • ‘It has been said that education is culture-bound.’
    • ‘Treatment packages are entirely too culture-bound as they exist now.’
    • ‘Then there are culture-bound syndromes, conditions that are only found in specific locations.’