[ uh-gron-uh-mee ]
/ əˈgrɒn ə mi /


the science of soil management and the production of field crops.

Nearby words

  1. agrology,
  2. agromania,
  3. agron.,
  4. agronomics,
  5. agronomist,
  6. agrostemma,
  7. agrostography,
  8. agrostology,
  9. agrotechnician,
  10. agrotechnology

Also ag·ro·nom·ics [ag-ruh-nom-iks] /ˌæg rəˈnɒm ɪks/.

Origin of agronomy

First recorded in 1805–15; agro- + -nomy

Related formsag·ro·nom·ic, ag·ro·nom·i·cal, adjectiveag·ro·nom·i·cal·ly, adverba·gron·o·mist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for agronomic


/ (əˈɡrɒnəmɪ) /


the science of cultivation of land, soil management, and crop production
Derived Formsagronomist, noun

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Word Origin and History for agronomic



"science of land management for crop production," 1814, from French agronomie, from Greek agronomos "overseer of land," from agros "field" (see acre) + -nomos "law or custom, administering," related to nemein "manage" (see numismatics). Related: Agronomist; agronomic.

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Science definitions for agronomic


[ ə-grŏnə-mē ]

The scientific study of soil management and crop production, including irrigation and the use of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers.
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