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Line breaks: agri|cul¦ture
Pronunciation: /ˈaɡrɪkʌltʃə

Definition of agriculture in English:


[mass 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.
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.


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



Pronunciation: /-ˈkʌltʃ(ə)rɪst/
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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