agronomy

[uh-gron-uh-mee]
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for agronomics

agronomics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) the branch of economics dealing with the distribution, management, and productivity of land
Derived Formsagronomic or agronomical, adjective

agronomy

noun
  1. the science of cultivation of land, soil management, and crop production
Derived Formsagronomist, noun
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Word Origin and History for agronomics

agronomy

n.

"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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agronomics in Science

agronomy

[ə-grŏnə-mē]
  1. The scientific study of soil management and crop production, including irrigation and the use of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers.
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