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hydroponics

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noun plural but singular in construction hy·dro·pon·ics \ˌhī-drə-ˈpä-niks\

Simple Definition of hydroponics

  • : a method of growing plants in water rather than in soil

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hydroponics

  1. :  the growing of plants in nutrient solutions with or without an inert medium (as soil) to provide mechanical support

hydroponic play \-nik\ adjective
hydroponically play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of hydroponics

hydr- + -ponics (as in geoponics agriculture)


First Known Use: 1937


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