nonagricultural

[ non-ag-ri-kuhl-cher-uhl ]
/ ˌnɒn æg rɪˈkʌl tʃər əl /

adjective

not relating to, used in, or generally practicing agriculture: a nonagricultural nation.

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Origin of nonagricultural

1840–50; non- + agricultural
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Example sentences from the Web for nonagricultural

  • Nonagricultural workers numbered about 30,000 persons, most of whom worked in mines and in the small handicraft industries.

  • Some are permanently employed in nonagricultural branches of the economy.

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British Dictionary definitions for nonagricultural

nonagricultural
/ (ˌnɒnæɡrɪˈkʌltʃərəl) /

adjective

not of or relating to agriculture
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