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.
- 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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How to use agriculture in a sentence
Many workers, including those in healthcare, manufacturing, and agriculture, don’t enjoy the ability to work from home.I’m a physician and a CEO. Why I won’t bring my employees back to the office before Labor Day 2021 | matthewheimer | August 26, 2020 | Fortune
In less than three decades, most of Southeast Asia’s peatlands have been deforested, drained, and dried for agriculture or other purposes, leaving them vulnerable to wildfires that spew pollution and greenhouse gases.
This is a problem because machine learning holds great promise for advancing health, agriculture, scientific discovery, and more.Too many AI researchers think real-world problems are not relevant | Amy Nordrum | August 18, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Have worked on agriculture and food policy, poverty reduction, economic development for well over 50 years now.How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | August 6, 2020 | Freakonomics
With Africa much of the focus is on supply chains around health and agriculture including food security—30% to 50% of the food produced in Sub Saharan Africa is estimated to be lost along the supply chain.Africa is tackling its supply chain deficit with a US-backed research center in Ghana | Yinka Adegoke | July 27, 2020 | Quartz
Fracking, in this regard, is no different from gypsum mining, or some kinds of industrial agriculture.
The previous guess had been 10,000 years, around the time agriculture emerged.Ebola's Roots Are 50 Times Older Than Mankind. And That Could Be the Key to Stopping It. | Michael Daly | October 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The film examines labor in the U.S. agriculture sector and the “immoral practices” that affect thousands of farmworkers.This Is How Eva Longoria Is Trying to Win the Midterms | Asawin Suebsaeng | October 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Last week, the U.S. Department of agriculture tallied up the costs of raising a child born in 2013.Free Market Failure: Raising a Kid Is a Rigged Game in the USA | Monica Potts | August 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
agriculture supported larger populations and gave them more goods to fight over.
It laid its hold upon agriculture, sowing and reaping the grain and transporting it to the ends of the earth.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
English agriculture has a thorough and cleanly aspect which I have rarely observed elsewhere.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Only in the pursuit of agriculture can the black man not complain that he is discriminated against on account of his color.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
They have developed fishing and agriculture, and have brought the tourist into districts little visited before.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
The bones used in agriculture are chiefly those of cattle, but sheep and horse bones are also employed.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry | Thomas Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for agriculture
the science or occupation of cultivating land and rearing crops and livestock; farming; husbandry: Related adjective: geoponic
- agricultural, adjective
- agriculturally, adverb
- agriculturist or agriculturalist, noun
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Scientific definitions for agriculture
The science of cultivating land, producing crops, and raising livestock.
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