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hydroponics Line breaks: hydro|pon¦ics
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪdrə(ʊ)ˈpɒnɪks/

Definition of hydroponics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The process of growing plants in sand, gravel, or liquid, with added nutrients but without soil.
Example sentences
  • He said processes such as hydroponics and growboxes are big cash generators but require start-up capital.
  • He later branched into dog-breeding and vegetables grown by hydroponics.
  • Don't forget alternatives like hydroponics, water gardens, air gardens etc.


1930s: from hydro- 'of water' + Greek ponos 'labour' + -ics.



Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪdrə(ʊ)ˈpɒnɪk/
Example sentences
  • The United States and Canada each have between 1,500 and 2,000 acres of hydroponic greenhouse vegetable production.
  • A fully stocked hydroponic greenhouse has been installed in the garden for their vegetable needs.
  • Additionally, funds will be used to develop a network of hydroponic greenhouse growers.


Example sentences
  • Both ornamentals and vegetables are grown hydroponically in greenhouses.
  • Buy seeds of varieties known to grow well hydroponically.
  • Seeds were germinated and seedlings were hydroponically grown as previously described.

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