- the science, art, or occupation concerned with cultivating land, raising crops, and feeding, breeding, and raising livestock; farming.
- the production of crops, livestock, or poultry.
Origin of agriculture
1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin agrīcultūra, equivalent to agrī (genitive singular of ager) field + cultūra culture
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In 2006, Russia imposed an embargo on Georgian agricultural products, including wine.The Rebirth of Seriously Good Georgian Wines
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The agricultural districts were faithful to the Liberals, but they lost in the boroughs.The Grand Old Man
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The agricultural shows have much effect in stimulating progress.The Roof of France
We had therefore, in round figures, agricultural produce worth £6000.Freeland
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Unfortunately that proved the deathblow of the old Agricultural Society.Adventures and Recollections
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- the science or occupation of cultivating land and rearing crops and livestock; farming; husbandryRelated adjective: geoponic
C17: from Latin agricultūra, from ager field, land + cultūra culture
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Word Origin and History for agricultural
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The science of cultivating land, producing crops, and raising livestock.
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