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agribusiness

or ag·ro·busi·ness

[ag-ruh-biz-nis]
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noun
  1. the businesses collectively associated with the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products.

Origin of agribusiness

An Americanism dating back to 1950–55; agri- + business
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British Dictionary definitions for agribusiness

agribusiness

noun
  1. the various businesses collectively that process, distribute, and support farm products

Word Origin

C20: from agri (culture) + business
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Word Origin and History for agribusiness

n.

1955, compound formed from agriculture + business.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

agribusiness in Culture

agribusiness

The part of the economy devoted to the production, processing, and distribution of food, including the financial institutions that fund these activities.

Note

Agribusiness emphasizes agriculture as a big business rather than as the work of small family farms.
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