What does Agriculture mean?

Definitions for Agriculture
ˈæg rɪˌkʌl tʃərAgri·cul·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agribusiness, agriculture, factory farmnoun

    a large-scale farming enterprise

  2. farming, agriculture, husbandrynoun

    the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

  3. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Department, Agriculture, USDAnoun

    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

  4. agriculturenoun

    the class of people engaged in growing food

Wiktionary

  1. agriculturenoun

    The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of livestock; tillage; husbandry; farming.

    Etymology: From agricultura, from ager, "field" + cultura, "cultivation". See acre, and culture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agriculturenoun

    the art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of live stock; tillage; husbandry; farming

    Etymology: [L. agricultura; ager field + cultura cultivation: cf. F. agriculture. See Acre and Culture.]

Freebase

  1. Agriculture

    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

  1. Agriculture

    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. agriculturaager, a field, cultura, cultivation. See Culture.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Agriculture

    The science of soil cultivation, crop production, and livestock raising.

Editors Contribution

  1. agriculture

    The science, technology, ability, skills and experience created for farming and farming related products.

    Agriculture is an important facet and sector of society as they create the largest amount of food.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Agriculture' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2634

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Agriculture' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3676

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Agriculture' in Nouns Frequency: #1144

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Agriculture in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Agriculture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Agriculture in a Sentence

  1. Tina Sejersgaard Fano:

    Of course we follow the court case, but is has nothing to do with our decision. We're working with Bayer on making agriculture more sustainable by making solutions that gives a better yield with fewer chemicals.

  2. Greger Larson:

    There are trade networks that pre-date agriculture.

  3. M Aurelius:

    Consider, and you will find that almost all the transactions of the time of Vespasian differed little from those of the present day. You there find marrying and giving in marriage, educating children, sickness, death, war, joyous holidays, traffic, agriculture, flatterers, insolent pride, suspicions, laying of plots, longing for the death of others, newsmongers, lovers, misers, men canvassing for consulship?yet all these passed away, and are nowhere.

  4. An EPA spokesperson:

    The president will always seek to engage with stakeholders to achieve wins for the agriculture and energy sectors.

  5. Son Chhay:

    The prime minister might think that by showing his friendly support toward China, his government might have a chance to attract some investment from China and help open up its market for Cambodia's agriculture goods.

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