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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"


  1. agriculturaladjective

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


  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.


  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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  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. President Jakaya Kikwete:

    We are deeply committed to addressing various challenges that have been retarding agricultural productivity.

  2. Verisk Maplecroft:

    Areas with a rapidly expanding agricultural frontier and a large indigenous population are particularly at risk for land conflicts.

  3. Jamal Saghir:

    Terrorist organizations like ISIS capitalize on the devastation wrought by climate change to attract new members, the ISIS recruiters offered money, food and other riches to rural Iraqis to lure The ISIS recruiters into joining the ranks of the jihadist group. With no means to sustain The ISIS recruiters through agricultural means, many farmers accepted ISIS' bribes for both monetary and morale support.

  4. Robert Johansson:

    As we move forward I would imagine that data would become better. We will continue to evaluate it but right now we are pretty happy with how NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service) is doing their field surveys in the United States.

  5. Steven Bohlen:

    The state and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are moving aggressively and quickly to test all wells that risk harming sources of water for drinking and agriculture, thus far, testing of water supply wells by the State Water Resources Control Board has revealed no contamination of water used for drinking or agricultural purposes related to underground injection by the oil and gas industry. We intend to keep it that way.

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