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aquaponics

Line breaks: aqua|pon¦ics
Pronunciation: /akwəˈpɒnɪks
 
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Definition of aquaponics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
A system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic creatures supplies the 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
  • Still in its infancy, aquaponics is following a steady upward growth curve.
  • Although aquaponics is seen primarily as providing a valuable twin crop for commercial hydroponic growers, Chapman says the dual system is also an opportunity for backyard hobbyists
  • A new indoor fish-growing and aquaponics facility will enable inmates to grow fish for meals and produce fertilizer that will allow them to grow produce year-round.

Origin

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

Derivatives

aquaponic

1
adjective
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.

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