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geoponics

Line breaks: geo|pon¦ics
Pronunciation: /dʒiːə(ʊ)ˈpɒnɪks
 
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Definition of geoponics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The science of agriculture.
Example sentences
  • "I like a bit of a garden; I indulge in geoponics," he added, playfully.
  • There, too, he may be said to have served his apprenticeship under that most able master in geoponics, his father.
  • Some who have sent their sons to study geoponics at the Institutions in which instruction is given, have had good cause to speak slightingly of the advantages accruing from the expense of educating the rising generation in the modern practice of agriculture.

Origin

early 17th century: from Greek geōponikos, from geōponos 'farmer' + -ics.

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