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  1. the science, art, or occupation concerned with cultivating land, raising crops, and feeding, breeding, and raising livestock; farming.
  2. the production of crops, livestock, or poultry.
  3. agronomy.
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Origin of agriculture

1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin agrīcultūra, equivalent to agrī (genitive singular of ager) field + cultūra culture
Related formsag·ri·cul·tur·al, adjectiveag·ri·cul·tur·al·ly, adverbpre·ag·ri·cul·tur·al, adjectivepre·ag·ri·cul·ture, nounsem·i·ag·ri·cul·tur·al, adjectiveun·ag·ri·cul·tur·al, adjectiveun·ag·ri·cul·tur·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for agriculturally

Historical Examples of agriculturally

  • Agriculturally, it is the richest country of its size in the world.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down

    E. Alexander Powell

  • Mica mining is the exciting industry, but it is agriculturally a good country.

    On Horseback

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • Worcester and Middlesex counties are agriculturally foremost.

  • This part of the country had been agriculturally dead since the Ten Years' War.

    Pioneering in Cuba

    James Meade Adams

  • In its way there has been nothing like it agriculturally in our time.

    The Foundations of Japan

    J.W. Robertson Scott

British Dictionary definitions for agriculturally


  1. the science or occupation of cultivating land and rearing crops and livestock; farming; husbandryRelated adjective: geoponic
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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 agriculturally



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


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