What does Agricultural mean?

Definitions for Agricultural
agri·cul·tur·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agriculturaladjective

    relating to or used in or promoting agriculture or farming

    "agricultural engineering"; "modern agricultural (or farming) methods"; "agricultural (or farm) equipment"; "an agricultural college"

  2. agrarian, agricultural, farming(a)adjective

    relating to rural matters

    "an agrarian (or agricultural) society"; "farming communities"

Wiktionary

  1. agriculturaladjective

    Of or pertaining to agriculture; connected with, or engaged in, tillage; as, the agricultural class; agricultural implements, wages, et cetera.

Wikipedia

  1. agricultural

    Agriculture or farming is the practice of cultivating plants and livestock. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. The history of agriculture began thousands of years ago. After gathering wild grains beginning at least 105,000 years ago, nascent farmers began to plant them around 11,500 years ago. Sheep, goats, pigs and cattle were domesticated over 10,000 years ago. Plants were independently cultivated in at least 11 regions of the world. Industrial agriculture based on large-scale monoculture in the twentieth century came to dominate agricultural output, though about 2 billion people still depended on subsistence agriculture. The major agricultural products can be broadly grouped into foods, fibers, fuels, and raw materials (such as rubber). Food classes include cereals (grains), vegetables, fruits, cooking oils, meat, milk, eggs, and fungi. Over one-third of the world's workers are employed in agriculture, second only to the service sector, although in recent decades, the global trend of a decreasing number of agricultural workers continues, especially in developing countries, where smallholding is being overtaken by industrial agriculture and mechanization that brings an enormous crop yield increase. Modern agronomy, plant breeding, agrochemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers, and technological developments have sharply increased crop yields, but cause ecological and environmental damage. Selective breeding and modern practices in animal husbandry have similarly increased the output of meat, but have raised concerns about animal welfare and environmental damage. Environmental issues include contributions to global warming, depletion of aquifers, deforestation, antibiotic resistance, and other agricultural pollution. Agriculture is both a cause of and sensitive to environmental degradation, such as biodiversity loss, desertification, soil degradation, and global warming, all of which can cause decreases in crop yield. Genetically modified organisms are widely used, although some are banned in certain countries.

ChatGPT

  1. agricultural

    Agricultural refers to everything related to cultivating land, raising crops, and the rearing of animals for food, wool, and other products. It involves practices and activities for the purpose of farming, including irrigation, crop rotation, fertilizing, and pest control among others. It also can describe anything related to or associated with farming and farm life.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agriculturaladjective

    of or pertaining to agriculture; connected with, or engaged in, tillage; as, the agricultural class; agricultural implements, wages, etc

Editors Contribution

  1. agricultural

    Relating to agriculture or farming.

    Agricultural products normally are produced on a farm.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Agricultural' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2631

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Agricultural' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2020

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Agricultural' in Adjectives Frequency: #333

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Agricultural in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Agricultural in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Agricultural in a Sentence

  1. Angelique Delahaye:

    The agricultural sector depends highly on it and it is absolutely necessary to find solutions to replace it before totally forbidding it.

  2. Cedric Lecamp:

    We think a deal gets done above 500 (francs). Good for our Pictet Agriculture fund shareholders near term but being agricultural equity focused investors, we would be losing a best in class investment opportunity in the longer term.

  3. Paul Jackson:

    The wider benefit of this mine is that you can engender a long-term relationship with China and they will want to take your agricultural goods from the other 1 million hectares of the Liverpool Plains.

  4. Andrew White:

    It's the most cost competitive in terms of dollars spent per contaminant removed and that's simply because we've been able to generate such a high capacity for this toxic hydrogen sulfide, the other end that the customer really likes is that the other solid products that are out there are responsible for sending to landfill to get rid of, whereas with SufaCHAR we take it back and we redistribute it as an agricultural product, so it's cheaper and it has this great beneficial end use.

  5. Chuan Liao:

    Enforcing environmental policies does not reduce the amount of land that can be used for agricultural development, yet it is difficult, given the host-country governments are so keen to catch up through agricultural development.

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