EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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. Origin of agriculture 1425–75; late Middle English
(genitive singular of
) field +
cultūra culture Related forms ag·ri·cul·tur·al, adjective ag·ri·cul·tur·al·ly, adverb pre·ag·ri·cul·tur·al, adjective pre·ag·ri·cul·ture, noun sem·i·ag·ri·cul·tur·al, adjective un·ag·ri·cul·tur·al, adjective un·ag·ri·cul·tur·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for agriculturally Historical Examples of agriculturally British Dictionary definitions for agriculturally noun the science or occupation of cultivating land and rearing crops and livestock; farming; husbandry Related adjective: geoponic Derived Forms agricultural, adjective agriculturally, adverb agriculturist 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 agriculturally n.
mid-15c., from Late Latin
agricultura "cultivation of the land," compound of agri cultura "cultivation of land," from agri, genitive of ager "a field" (see acre) + cultura "cultivation" (see culture (n.)). In Old English, the idea was expressed by eorðtilþ.
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agriculturally in Science The science of cultivating land, producing crops, and raising livestock.
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