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agriculture

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noun ag·ri·cul·ture \ˈa-gri-ˌkəl-chər\

Simple Definition of agriculture

  • : the science or occupation of farming

Full Definition of agriculture

  1. :  the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products

ag·ri·cul·tur·istplay \ˌa-gri-ˈkəl-ch(ə-)rist\ or ag·ri·cul·tur·al·ist play \-ch(ə-)rə-list\ noun

Examples of agriculture

  1. They cleared the land to use it for agriculture.

  2. <the forest was cut down, and the land given over to agriculture>



Origin of agriculture

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin agricultura, from ager field + cultura cultivation — more at acre, culture


First Known Use: 15th century

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