Also called mon·o·crop·ping [mon-uh-krop-ing]. /ˈmɒn əˌkrɒp ɪŋ/. the use of land for growing only one type of crop: They are making the same mistake as the foresters who seek to replace diverse forests with monocultures.
Also called monocrop . a crop grown in this manner: The cultivation of crops, especially monocultures like soy, palm oil, and cocoa, is another significant factor in habitat loss.
a way of life, worldview, set of popular media touchstones, etc., that is considered emblematic of a dominant culture: The show played an important role in the media monoculture of the 1950s.
a single culture considered with respect to its homogeneity: The small island's monoculture changed drastically when it became an international tourist destination.
- mon·o·cul·tur·al [mon-uh-kuhl-cher-uhl], /ˌmɒn əˈkʌl tʃər əl/, adjective
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How to use monoculture in a sentence
In Europe, blended farms that grow wheat or sunflowers between rows of wild cherry and walnut trees, for example, can produce up to 40 percent more than monocultures of the same crops for a given area.
The need to move fruit and nut production east, away from increasingly drought-stricken California, may provide an extra push for bringing more trees onto monoculture farms, Lovell says.
While industrialized monoculture is the norm among big players, small-scale farmers are more able to incorporate trees into their fields, or bring crops into the forests.
The TV series was supposed to be a satire about the tech industry’s myopia and monoculture, not career inspiration.Gen Z women are breaking into the venture capital boy’s club | Nitasha Tiku | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
She was a bit of monoculture emerging from our ever-fragmented consumption habits.Pandemic TV hero Lorraine Bracco on why ‘The Sopranos’ was a quarantine hit and that house in Sicily she bought for a buck | Jessica M. Goldstein | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for monoculture
the continuous growing of one type of crop
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