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agronomy

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noun agron·o·my \ə-ˈgrä-nə-mē\

Simple Definition of agronomy

  • : a science that deals with the methods used by farmers to raise crops and care for the soil

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of agronomy

  1. :  a branch of agriculture dealing with field-crop production and soil management

agronomicplay \ˌa-grə-ˈnä-mik\ adjective
agronomicallyplay \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
agronomistplay \ə-ˈgrä-nə-mist\ noun

Origin of agronomy

probably from French agronomie, from agro- + -nomie -nomy


First Known Use: 1814


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