agribusiness, agriculture, factory farm(noun)
a large-scale farming enterprise
farming, agriculture, husbandry(noun)
the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Department, Agriculture, USDA(noun)
the federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy); created in 1862
the class of people engaged in growing food
The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of livestock; tillage; husbandry; farming.
Origin: From agricultura, from ager, "field" + cultura, "cultivation". See acre, and culture.
the art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of live stock; tillage; husbandry; farming
Origin: [L. agricultura; ager field + cultura cultivation: cf. F. agriculture. See Acre and Culture.]
Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, drugs and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the development of civilization. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. The history of agriculture dates back thousands of years, and its development has been driven and defined by greatly different climates, cultures, and technologies. However, all farming generally relies on techniques to expand and maintain the lands that are suitable for raising domesticated species. For plants, this usually requires some form of irrigation, although there are methods of dryland farming; pastoral herding on rangeland is still the most common means of raising livestock. In the developed world, industrial agriculture based on large-scale monoculture has become the dominant system of modern farming, although there is growing support for sustainable agriculture. Until the Industrial Revolution, the vast majority of the human population labored in agriculture. Pre-industrial agriculture was typically subsistence agriculture in which farmers raised most of their crops for their own consumption instead of for trade. A remarkable shift in agricultural practices has occurred over the past century in response to new technologies, and the development of world markets. This also led to technological improvements in agricultural techniques, such as the Haber-Bosch method for synthesizing ammonium nitrate which made the traditional practice of recycling nutrients with crop rotation and animal manure less necessary.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ag′ri-kult-ūr, n. the art or practice of cultivating the land.—adj. Agricult′ural, relating to agriculture.—n. Agricult′urist, one skilled in agriculture: a farmer—also Agricult′uralist. [L. agricultura—ager, a field, cultura, cultivation. See Culture.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The science of soil cultivation, crop production, and livestock raising.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Agriculture' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2634
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Agriculture' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3676
Rank popularity for the word 'Agriculture' in Nouns Frequency: #1144
The numerical value of Agriculture in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Agriculture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The investment in agriculture was mainly to increase agriculture productivity through intensification rather than in clearing new land for agriculture.
Little ol' boy in the Panhandle told me the other day you can still make a small fortune in agriculture. Problem is, you got to start with a large one.
This action isn't going to bring new workers to agriculture, it's possible that because of this action, agriculture will lose workers without any mechanism to bring in new workers.
A drop in oil should encourage governments to diversify, which should help agriculture businesses, if governments see they need to diversify into areas like agriculture then these oil price shocks won't be so painful.
We're going to work on subjects in particular in agriculture and agribusiness, we'll see the potential and the possibilities for trade with Iran and that also means in the agriculture sector, most notably in meat and chicken.
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- kənd təsərrüfatı, əkinçilikAzerbaijani
- ауыл хужалығыBashkir
- агракульту́ра, земляро́бства, се́льская гаспада́ркаBelarusian
- селско стопанствоBulgarian
- agriculturaCatalan, Valencian
- ял хуҫалӑхChuvash
- Ackerbau, LandwirtschaftGerman
- γεωπονία, γεωργίαGreek
- àiteachasScottish Gaelic
- कृषि, खेतीHindi
- landbúnaður, jarðyrkjaIcelandic
- სოფლის მეურნეობაGeorgian
- ауыл шаруашылығыKazakh
- 농업, 農業Korean
- айыл чарбасы, айыл чарбаKyrgyz
- agricultura, agriculturaeLatin
- žemės ūkisLithuanian
- земјоделство, полјоделствоMacedonian
- хөдөө аж ахуйMongolian
- jordbruk, landbrukNorwegian
- земледелие, агрокультура, агрикультура, фермерство, сельское хозяйствоRussian
- poljodelstvo, земљорадња, пољодјелство, пољопрѝвреда, рата́рство, poljodjelstvo, пољоделство, ratárstvo, poljoprìvreda, zemljoradnjaSerbo-Croatian
- කෘෂිකර්මයSinhala, Sinhalese
- temoSouthern Sotho
- jordbruk, lantbrukSwedish
- ekerançylyk, oba hojalygyTurkmen
- agrikultura, dalubsakahanTagalog
- авыл хуҗалыгыTatar
- агрикульту́ра, землеро́бство, сі́льське господа́рствоUkrainian
- qishloq xoʻjaligiUzbek
- 農業, nông nghiệpVietnamese
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