agriculture

[ ag-ri-kuhl-cher ]
/ ˈæg rɪˌkʌl tʃər /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. agricultural,
  2. agricultural agent,
  3. agricultural ant,
  4. agricultural engineering,
  5. agriculturalist,
  6. agriculturist,
  7. agrigento,
  8. agrimony,
  9. agrinion,
  10. agriological

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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British Dictionary definitions for agricultural

agriculture

/ (ˈæɡrɪˌkʌltʃə) /

noun

the science or occupation of cultivating land and rearing crops and livestock; farming; husbandryRelated adjective: geoponic
Derived Formsagricultural, adjectiveagriculturally, adverbagriculturist or agriculturalist, noun

Word Origin for agriculture

C17: from Latin agricultūra, from ager field, land + cultūra culture

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Word Origin and History for agricultural
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Science definitions for agricultural

agriculture

[ ăgrĭ-kŭl′chər ]

The science of cultivating land, producing crops, and raising livestock.
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