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agriculture

ag·ri·cul·ture

agriculture

 
pronunciation:
ae gr kuhl chr
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part of speech: noun
definition: the raising of crops and livestock, or the science connected with improving the processes involved.
With improved methods of farming, agriculture flourished in the area.With little industry or technology, the country relies on agriculture for its primary means of support for its people.
synonyms:
agronomy, animal husbandry, farming, husbandry, pasturage
similar words:
agribusiness, agrobiology, cultivation, horticulture, soil conservation
derivations: agricultural (adj.), agriculturally (adv.)
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  • agricultural:
    having to do with agriculture.
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The word agriculture contains the following parts:
agr, agro, agri Latin root that means field, farm, crop