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agriculture

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agriculture

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

: the science or occupation of farming

Full Definition of AGRICULTURE

:  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·ist \ˌa-gri-ˈkəl-ch(ə-)rist\ or ag·ri·cul·tur·al·ist \-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

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

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