Definition of agriculture in English:

agriculture

Syllabification: ag·ri·cul·ture
Pronunciation: /ˈaɡrəˌkəlCHər
 
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noun

The science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products.
More example sentences
  • Success in obtaining the required output of food from agriculture depends on soil fertility.
  • Essentially this ditches almost all animal agriculture except for beef and dairy products.
  • They have opened the way to a new phase in the history of agriculture, animal breeding and husbandry.
Synonyms
farming, cultivation, tillage, tilling, husbandry, land/farm management, horticulture;

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin agricultura, from ager, agr- 'field' + cultura 'growing, cultivation'.

Derivatives

agriculturist

noun
More example sentences
  • Around the middle of the eighteenth century, the breeding of livestock was dramatically changed by Robert Bakewell, an English agriculturist.
  • At North Dakota, as at Minnesota, he was the first professor of agriculture and agriculturist for the agricultural experiment station.
  • It should have major appeal to practicing agriculturists, agricultural advisors, land managers and students of agricultural science, especially upperclassmen.

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