Definition of aquaponics in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌäkwəˈpäniks/ Pronunciation: /ˌak-/

plural noun

[treated as singular]
A system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water: thanks to its automatic recirculating system, aquaponics does not require much monitoring or measuring
More example sentences
  • His zeal for aquaponics led him to the farming class.
  • Aquaponics, or the cultivation of plants that grow on the surface of nutrient rich ponds, is the final stage in the system.
  • He tried to introduce aquaponics, a self-replenishing agricultural system, to rural villages.



Example sentences
  • The project provides entrepreneur training, startup assistance, and regional marketing for future "aquaponic" operations in eastern Kentucky.
  • The barge also features some aquaponic techniques, which rely on the natural give and take between creatures and plants.
  • Their aquaponic greenhouses would be built in vacant lots and on rooftops.


1930s (in the sense 'hydroponics'): blend of aqua- and hydroponics.

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Syllabification: aq·ua·pon·ics

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